Peter Rose

VOX 13 Series (1982 - 2000)

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Format: Quicktime .mov
Size: 555mb
Duration: 14 min.
Year: 1990

Siren is a 14 min. two-channel work that proposes an "operatic" rendering of W.H. Hudson's "Green Mansions," a strange tale about journeys in the jungle, mysterious voices, and metaphysical tongues. The sound track is entirely vocal, a collaborative effort by David Moss and Peter Rose, with Jessie Jane Lewis and Anya Rose, and the computer-animated text/libretto was generated on an early MacIntosh computer. The work premiered as a two-channel performance at the New Music America Festival in 1988 in Miami, was performed in Paris in 1989, and was installed as a two-channel laser disc installation at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1990.

"" ...poetry of the ear, delightful voice games of timbre, repetition and mis-reading that toss the fulsome text into a succulent, auditory fruit salad....packed with wit and audio-visual puns, the performance equivalent of giving your eyes and ears a Swiss needle shower. "
-- Laurie Horn, Miami-Herald