colleen keough
Perpetual Drift
2014
Transmission / Performance work
Performed at the Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY on September 19, 2014.

Best listening sections:

Introduction (00:00 - 02:00) and live performance section (7:23 - 10:34)

Perpetual Drift is a work in progress. This video documents the first reading of the work in front of a live audience.

“Perpetual Drift” takes place in the not too distant future. The earth has undergone drastic climate changes, and a crew aboard a lost ship at sea, struggle to adapt to an uncertain future, and the psychic and emotional stresses created by a series of tragic and unexpected events. The crew of the ship are: the Captain, Ether (a time traveler), the robot (a depressed poet and ships navigator), Echo (the mythical nymph), the Doctor (Mistress), a female scientist who specializes in rare botanics, and lastly – the ship itself. The story embodies environmental concerns we face as a collective human family ,and the death of old structures giving way to new life forms, systems, and organizations. In this work, I perform each character's voice, manipulating my voice through electronic filters, and compose an electro-acoustic soundtrack comprised of analog and digital synths, musical instruments, and original field recordings.
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