: an errant and irregular publication. 2004 : 3 CDs, 53 artists.
Poetry of sound / sound of poetry. Erratum brings together
personalities both atypical and unclassifiable : outriders,
stalkers, survivors of the sonic crash zone, those transgressing
the strictures and clichés of unimaginative sound habits.
Visual and sonic artists, bards, iconoclastic noise makers
come together to create a subtle, hybrid, ever-changing, disseminated
collective sonic psyche. From the time of Marcel Duchamp's
Musical Erratum and Luigi Russolo's Art of Noises in 1913
to the latterday recuperation of software bugs, hardware crashes,
along with the eclectic array of contemporary poetical noise
praxis, there is a rich, complex and poorly understood history.
Erratum's aim is not so much to associate poetry and music
as to seek out their potential to merge : the crossovers,
the openings, the interzones, meetings and fault lines, the
ineffable yet tangible open fusion, that blends the different
vibrations of voice, noise and electronics. Erratum weaves
a lively and diagonal concretion, an alternative to restrictive
and mechanical technological visions and it stands out as
a realm of a possible Utopia of the indivisible that leads
towards active questioning.
Edited and compiled by Joachim Montessuis.
mp3 extracts (160 kbps) :
AGF - Drachengold
Lee Ranaldo - El
Randy H.Y. Yau - action
Phill Niblock - Friedl
Michel Giroud - Dog