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ABOUT

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Electronic Voice Pheneomena is an experimental literature and new media project for 2013, exploring contemporary approaches to sound, voice, technology and writing, brought to you by Mercy and Penned in the Margins.

The EVP programme takes its inspiration from Konstantin Raudive’s notorious ‘Breakthrough’ experiments of the 1970s, where he divined voices-from-beyond in electronic noise. Themes of otherness, the profane and divine join with new approaches to writing and performing on this website built around our platform of new commissioned works.

The commissions are based on the premise that both artists and audiences of inter-media art join in a process of divination, belief and association similar to that employed by those finding ghost messages in early tape recordings. This thinkspace links to the paranormal, while also suggesting ways for properly contemporary performance and writing to form connections across electronic interface, human and spiritual other.

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In May 2013, EVP goes on tour across England with a specially produced show: part séance, part glitch-cabaret and featuring performance from Hannah Silva, Ross Sutherland and SJ Fowler, and a live soundtrack by synth-pop group Outfit. These core acts will be short-circuited with one-off commissions into an evening of multiple flows, augury and errant switches.

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EVP online, launched December 2012, will feature essays, articles, new writing and artworks inspired by the themes and ideas of EVP, and footage and responses from the touring works, and a series of features from interdisciplinary project The Vox Lab by James Wilkes. The website is designed to foster discussion on the relationships between writing, technology, spirituality and the voice.

Get in touch: hello@electronicvoicephenomena.net


 

 

Ross Sutherland – That Name Rings a Bell
Hannah Silva – Total Man
Outfit – Judas
SJ Fowler – Electric Dada
Honor Gavin – 0121 Stimmtausch
Hetain Patel – I Wanna Be Like You
Richard Milward – The Pillow Talk of Robert Desnos
Alan Dunn, Jeff Young and Martin Heslop ‘London Road, 1981′
Echoes of Individuation: The Black Stack, Bicameral Minds & EVP
Curt Cloninger: Static Trapped in Mouths