SCREAMING MY SIMIAN LINE
for voices, electric violin, percussion, keyboards, live electronics and video
composed in 2010
Screaming my Simian Line is part of the Suicidal Self Portraits, next to Crash, Going to Hell, All of Yesterady's Parties 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.
Screaming my Simian Line combines elements inspired by from Primal Scream Therapy, Heavy Metal and Palm Reading sessions.
Written for Barbara Lüneburg (voice, e-violin), Jonathan Shapiro (voice, percussion) and myself (voice, keyboards, live-electronics).