Monday, September 10, 2012

Gegenstimmen: NEUES and noise.


The German word Gegenstimmen signifies “counter-voices”. This could be taken to mean, for example, a second, opposing voice, a vote or veto against something, or a contradiction, perhaps a dichotomy. Through our project, we use the human voice within the context of music to represent the different vocal(ized) dichotomies we can find in our world: musical lines, singers, Newtonian forces in physics opposing each other, cultural differences, interactions between genders, differing opinions, the mechanical versus the organic. These dichotomies may be symbolic, social, or physical. The recontextualization of the voice through various media such as design and visuals adds a multidimensional aspect and allows us to use more than just our physical voices to tell our stories.