In this lament, electronics wail in dialogue with computer-inflected notions of accountability:
Link to Lament Archive
A short sound piece for an online project gathering 1-minute laments for our times, curated by Cindy Bernard, Kathy Brew. Tom Leeser. Beth Rosenberg and Martha Wilson
The lament is one of the world’s oldest musical
and poetic forms for expressing sorrow and mourning. It is a form that
is found in both eastern and western cultures, in classical traditions
as well as contemporary genres. It has evolved over the centuries in
the west informing various idioms along the way, from rural folk ballads
to urban blues. Its source is a primordial sound that comes from a
place deep inside the soul of the individual.
The Viralnet.net curators invited a variety of performance, electronic, acoustic, noise, spoken word and visual artists to contemplate the meaning of the lament and to submit a personal interpretation, one minute in length.
Even though there are many traditional laments to draw from, Viralnet.net encouraged
the artists to invent new and personal interpretations of the form and to explore
the full range of possibilities, spanning the humorous to the serious. Except
for the one-minute length requirement, there were no preconditions or rules that
the artists needed to follow in creating their laments."