“R Who We R We is an ongoing collaboration by composer-performers Ted Hearne (voice) and Philip White (electronics). We deconstruct assertions of identity in pop music. We dissect songs by Michael Jackson, Ke$ha, Eminem and others, subjecting them to arbitrary processes applied to both lyrical and sonic elements. Measures are reordered, lyrics are alphabetized, the backup choir is given the solo mic; garbled lyrics become absurd poems couched in profundity, melodies from the processed text become vocal lines, those vocal lines become control voltages in a chaotic electronic feedback system; four-on-the-floor endures, auto-tune abounds.”
The project was premiered at the Music With a View Festival in March 2011 at the Flea Theater in Tribeca. Additional performances have taken place at the Sleeping Giant Summer Show at Littlefield (Brooklyn), The 2011 Dither Extravaganza at the Invisible Dog (Brooklyn), and at presentation of the Electronic Music Foundation at the Greenwich Music House in Manhattan.
Date: Tonight, February 29
Time: 9 pm
Place: CFA Hall
Presented by the Experimental Music Group