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by Barbara Ellison

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feraldo When asked about Bosetti's "Didone", Barbara Ellison replies with "no longer music as a language but language as music". In this record, vocal labyrinths create electronic mind loops that transport the listener to new territory. What an incredible record! Favorite track: CyberSongs#05: Teeindrau ott.
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CyberSongs is a 'transhuman song cycle for human-like computer voices' by composer/artist Barbara Ellison. She delves in this work into the sonic intricacies of voice avatars and the ‘musicalisation’ of TTS (Text-to-speech), a type of speech synthesis application that is used to create a spoken sound version of raw text in a computer document. In the 13 tracks of this album, she creates hypnotic textures of vocal utterances through the intensive and extensive use of repetition, as tools and materials to give rise to surprising audible phenomena of a fascinating and odd musicality. Words, morphemes, phonemes, phrases and speech particles acquire constantly-shifting new aural meanings, turning into the rhythmic, melodic and harmonic patterns of the obsessively phantasmatic trans-human song cycle of the ‘CyberSongs’. Unlimited by the speed of articulation, in a range of different languages, these ‘beyond human’ possibilities feature and embrace glitches and artifacts that are a result of a process of pushing the limits of the technology. These voices are finally set within an electronic sound environment, with references to real-world instruments, that can be described as having an off-kilter jazz or pop aesthetic.


released March 15, 2021

All songs composed and produced by Barbara Ellison at Dune Studio,
The Hague 2020. Mastering by Francisco López and Barbara Ellison.
Images: Barbara Ellison. Design Isabelle Vigier. All music by Barbara
Ellison © Barbara Ellison 2020 ℗ Unsounds 2021


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Unsounds Label Amsterdam, Netherlands

Music label for contemporary composition, experimental, improvisation, sound art. Unsounds was founded in 2001 by guitarist Andy Moor (The Ex), composer/sound artist Yannis Kyriakides, and designer/visual artist Isabelle Vigier.

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