ALL OF YESTERDAY'S PARTIES
for voice, electric guitar and live-electronics
composed in 2010
All of Yesterday’s Parties is part of the Suicidal Self Portraits, next to Crash, Going to Hell, Screaming my Simian Line and LipsEarsAssNoseBoobs. All these pieces are exploring fetishizations of media that result in some sort of re-start of a person's life, be it through revelations of inner truths and secrets or indulgences in obsessions. The reference to 'suicide' in the title is therefore not to be understood as a termination of someone's life but rather as the reinvention of a person.
The individual pieces are bridged with short video interludes that function as commercial spots.
All of Yesterday’s Parties for electric guitar, voice and live electronics is a commentary on the most covered song by the most covered band in music history: Yesterday by the Beatles. This icon of pop music is condensed in a massive wall of sound consisting of recordings of different cover versions of the Beatles. Therefore it forms a caricature in the true meaning of the word: caricare (it.) = overcharge. Yesterday is a mass-product, on one hand in its manifold reincarnations as cover-versions, and on the other hand as a song that is not only practically known to everyone living in the western cultural hemisphere, but that every person has a particular emotional bond with, regardless whether it is liking or disliking.
I originally composed this piece as a solo performance for myself. Later on, it was also performed by Nico Couck and also recorded for CD.