03. October 2008

Klangraum Krems Minoritenkirche

David Moss Voice Box Spectrál

David Moss: voice, tailor-made electronics, strange objects, tales

The world is full of information, mumbling, codes, languages, noises and knowledge, and there are people and black boxes to combine and mix all these things. But is there something like ancient knowledge, a proto-language? David Moss, the genius voice acrobat, performer, drummer, composer, poet and improviser is convinced that behind the data-loaded metamorphing in/out world a rhythm hides that drives the human gene package—a pulse, beat or singing buried in the depths of our memories, neuronal chains and chemical hieroglyphs and of which we gain premonition through the sound and singing of the human voice. In Voice Box Spectrál Moss explores these moments of FTL (faster than logic) communication by new songs, entangled texts, queer stories, strange objects and homemade electronics. What is being communicated can often not be expressed through a grammatical, linguistic system, but only through music and the “song”—modified, manipulated and mediated by technical gadgets—, and through one’s muscles, one’s blood and the air as the voice’s driving aggregates. David Moss, who used to be called the “Pavarotti of the avant-garde”, is not only well-known for his solo performances; he has collaborated with numerous musicians: his performances with Heiner Goebbels, Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonics in Surrogate Cities or as Prince Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus at the Salzburg Festival are legendary.

© David Moss

© David Moss