Electronic Voice Phenomena       

BLOG


EVP, voice & performance, telephony, technology, haunting, new writing practices, glitch aesthetics, noise, poetry & experimental sonic art



Posts tagged 'ghosts'


“Who You Gonna Call?” – Sophie Mayer meets the Ghost Librarian

Posted 15 November 2013 by | Comments Off

 

_ 1. How to Approach a Ghost Librarian. Or, Dr. Venkman gets busted. When Ghostbusters’ hapless trio of paranormal investigators confront their first ghost, wreaking havoc in the stacks and card catalogues of the New York Public Library, Peter Venkman’s approach is to break the silence of the library – loudly, wittily and flirtatiously. Against [...]

Continue reading...

- + -


The Render Ghosts – James Bridle

Posted 14 November 2013 by | Comments Off

 

The Render Ghosts are the people who live inside our imaginations, in the liminal space between the present and the future, the real and the virtual, the physical and the digital.

Continue reading...

- + -


Synchronicity: Ross Sutherland and the Poetry of the Crystal Maze

Posted 13 May 2013 by | Comments Off

 

Juggling two inputs – poet Ross Sutherland insists – is better than gawping unflinchingly at one. Taking as much inspiration from Oulipo techniques as he does from Bill Murray’s unenviable predicament in Groundhog Day, Ross has been using processes of synchronicity, and his Grandad’s old VHS tape, to create a new, quasi-hypnotic poetic form. Sarah [...]

Continue reading...

- + -


Stop Press: The Electronic Voice Phenomena Tour

Posted 25 February 2013 by | Comments Off

 

A glitch-cabaret of haunted circuitry and phantom language. Taking its name and inspiration from Konstantin Raudive’s 1970s experiments into hearing unidentified voices in electronic interference, EVP is a brand-new programme of performance works divining the role of voices-from-beyond in the creative process. Whether muses, ancestors-cum-confidantes, the subconscious or ephemeral static, the project asks how voices [...]

Continue reading...

- + -


A word in your shell-like: Nia Davies on The Listener

Posted 11 February 2013 by | Comments Off

 

The maxim ‘seeing is believing’ is enduring. We’ll believe it when we see. Meanwhile we may distrust what is only heard, smelt or felt. Hearing is essential or unavoidable in the experience of most art that isn’t music or sound-related and yet it very often ‘eclipsed’ by the visual when it comes to discourse around [...]

Continue reading...

- + -


‘Half-articulated wailings’: Nia Davies on The Voice

Posted 28 January 2013 by | Comments Off

 

What is it about an unidentified sound – a noise with no visible source – an acousmatic rustle in the bushes? We regularly tune out unwanted background noise but some sounds jolt us awake in the night, stop us dead in our tracks or silence our conversations. Mid-winter, walking in Abney Park Cemetery in London [...]

Continue reading...

- + -


Rorschach Audio Book Release

Posted 28 January 2013 by | Comments Off

 

This just in from Joe Banks / Disinformation. Wonderfully argued, eccentric and impassioned (The Quietus) What are the connections between Leonardo da Vinci and Dick Whittington, between the BBC Monitoring Service and punk band The Clash, between wartime military intelligence work, visual arts theory, battle management systems, Spiritualism, radio and recording technology and criminal witness [...]

Continue reading...

- + -


Rorschach Audio and the Cemetery of Sounds

Posted 7 November 2012 by | Comments (3)

 

Just as our ancestors perceived thunder as “Theophany” – “The Voice of God”, in much the same way, similarly anthropomorphic misperceptions of sounds of wind are probably the most primal manifestation of what is commonly perceived as the memetically archetypal sound of a ghost (the ghost of film and folklore, which drifts across rooms, clothed [...]

Continue reading...

- + -


The New King of Pop: Dr Konstantin Raudive

Posted 7 November 2012 by | Comments (1)

 

A visit to a 19th Century medium was very much a theatrical experience. One would watch the medium to detect shifts in body language or voice that could be attributed to the controlling spirit. One would be on the lookout for trickery relative to the appearance of ghostly apparitions or disembodied voices. [...] A worn-out [...]

Continue reading...

- + -


Tom McCarthy interviewed by 3:AM

Posted 7 November 2012 by | Comments Off

 

Technology makes certain aspirations possible. [It] becomes a kind of depository for people’s fantasies and beliefs. Radio comes of age with the First World War, when almost every family in Europe loses a child. In the following years, séances, for example, become hugely popular, a massive thing. If in the 19th century it was all [...]

Continue reading...

- + -


Art After Death

Posted 7 November 2012 by | Comments Off

 

It’s more about spirit life, actually, than death. And spiritual life is not Gothic, it’s really present in practically every aspect and period of human culture.What we actually do is, we sit down with professional mediums in museums (or private homes) and conduct interviews. The whole process is a lot more matter-of-fact than you might [...]

Continue reading...

- + -


Featured blogs

Nathan Jones charts the development of EVP

Unspeakable Telephony: Ulysses

Describing Silence (6 Distortions)

Instructions for Catch* Construction

Tip-of-the-Tongue Phenomena

Better night vision, more vegetarianism: Stan Gooch’s Total Man

Subliminal messages: Judas Priest and the mythology of suicide

Synchronicity: Ross Sutherland and the Poetry of the Crystal Maze

Munster Page Habit 2 by Mark Leahy

The Render Ghosts – James Bridle

“Who You Gonna Call?” – Sophie Mayer meets the Ghost Librarian

The Shape of Oblivion: Poetry and the Rollercoaster

Glitchenskypen by Mark Amerika

Sell Your Cleverness

Antonio Roberts AKA Hellocatfood commission

Echoes of Individuation: The Black Stack, Bicameral Minds & EVP

JR Carpenter’s Etheric Ocean

Curt Cloninger: Static Trapped in Mouths

“Peter Coffin: The Ecological Mystic (or how to appreciate the inherent stupidity of everything)”


Most popular posts

Sorry. No data so far.