The production stages of my next book, To Hear The World With New Eyes, are just about complete. So it's with great pleasure that I share the following front cover and rear cover designs by the always reliable and insightful Susana López. Front cover imagery has been lent with the gracious help of Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand of Synergetica Lab.
Stay tuned here for further updates, as it seems like things are finally building to a head with this project.
"To Hear The World..." cover design by Susana López
My ongoing fruitful relationship with the SONM organization in Spain continues, as I will be a contributor to the inaugural issue of a new digital magazine entitled "Super Sensor" and curated by Francisco López. Here are some introductory words from him, which accompanied the original invite for contributors:
‘SUPER-SENSOR’ is a non-profit curated electronic magazine of/on/around experimental music, noise, sound art and related areas and practices. Here, ‘magazine’ is understood in a very wide sense, like the original etymological generic container of different goods. You can think of it as a free crossbreed combination of audio compilation, essay colection, film/video anthology, etc.
The e-magazine is published in both online and physical versions. The physical version is not printed or pressed/burnt on disc, but comes in a USB flat memory card, containing all kinds of digital formats: audio, video, text, code...Digital contents are published exactly assubmitted by the contributing artists/authors, without any editing or formatting, including their original resolution, in the physical edition (the online version has different compressions, according to streaming needs).
My contribution includes both videos and text. On the video side, a complete high-resolution version of my collaboration with Susana Lopez ("Study for Image-Event Ocean") will be included along with an older short video entitled "The Speed of Sleep." This last one is quite a curiosity, being that I can't even remember to where I submitted this piece, and have no documentation about it other than the piece itself. I know it was composed in 2007 (a very busy, if reclusive, time for me), featured a great deal of manipulated mini-DV footage from my Japan tenure, and was submitted to some contest for 2-minute videos to be screened at a Scottish (I think?!) airport. It shares some DNA with another video from that period, which actually did win an honorable mention at the Spanish Puntos y Rayas festival.
Meanwhile, there will be a very considerable smorgasbord of text from me, including as-of-yet unpublished full papers, English-language versions of pieces that have not yet been printed in my own tongue, and pieces that were previously submitted to online arts journals that are now defunct (or just ready to have my material deleted from their servers at some point in the near future.) All the pieces in question have definite thematic overlap with my books, but often with additional insights not found in those volumes.
Some notes in the margin: techno music producer and mastering maestro Daniele Antezza (of Dadub etc.) has made me an honorary member and ambassador of "Undogmatisch," a multi-media work-in-progress based in leftfield dance music but with the ambition of moving into other challenging areas of design, theory, and performance. More details will arrive here as the project develops.