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Electronic music, Music

The nature of the underwater ballroom.

As much as I’d love this to have been my own description of my work, or at least how I perceive it and the world it occupies…it isn’t.  Beautiful though. 

Current-borne, wave-flung, tugged hugely by the whole might of ocean, the jellyfish drifts in the tidal abyss.  The light shines through it, and the dark enters it.  Borne, flung, tugged from anywhere to anywhere, for in the deep sea there is no compass but nearer and farther, higher and lower, the jellyfish hangs and sways; pulses move slight and quick within it, as the vast diurnal pulses beat in the moondriven sea.  Hanging, swaing, pulsing, the most vulnerable and insubstantial creature, it has for its defense the violence and power of the whole ocean, to which it has entrusted its being, its going, and its will…

…And now, now the currents mislead and the waves betray, breaking their endless circle, to leap up in loud foam against rock and air, breaking…

-Ursula Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven (1971)

 

After the breaks, the story begins…


About mannequinlicker

Mannequin Licker is a contra-pop electronic music artist based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Working within strands of new distributive practice and technology the aim is to explore notions of dissemination, interventionism, giving, audiencing, mobile publics, and ownership. The aim of this blog is to document my reflections on the project as it progresses, my intention being to post, if not regularly, then at least during its most productive stretches.

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