TONE Publication


Publication in conjunction with TONE Exhibition at FIELD Contemporary for CURRENT Feminist Electronic Art Symposium, documentation to come.



SSSSHHHH is a series of listening events focusing on text-sound and acoustic works which explore the phonemic characteristics of language. The compositions included are texts meant to be sounded and heard. The works in this series explore the potential to aurally enhance language through an engagement with language considered primarily as units of sound rather than solely as units of meaning. Emphasis will be placed on voice in relation to electro-acoustics, sound tuning, amplification and recording equipment, and on works composed for multiple voices.

SSSSHHHH #2 includes performances by: Jamilah Malika Abu-Bakare, Alliah Serena George, Kyel Joi Brooks, Eshovo Momoh, Soledad Muñoz + Mariajose Murillo, Adrian Garcia Orozco, Rohan Ayinde Smith, and Kamau Amu Patton.

Organized by Kamau Amu Patton (Faculty, Visual and Critical Studies) in collaboration with Flaxman Library Special Collections. SSSSHHHH will take place every 1st Tuesday of the Spring 2018 semester.