Performance Documentation. Ether and the Voice: an Electronic Media Opera
Act 1: Extreme Roamer
And Now the Dead Shall Speak
i picked up the tone, turned on the phone i locked the screen but they found me anyway, over the seas, and im roaming apparently. im roaming apparently.
its cold out here way out here ether chokes the day out here its bold out here its old out here the waveforms cluster close out here
im breaking up, your waking up im waking up, your breaking through another night, a voice askew another day when words wont do
yourre missing the part thats mostly you.
i go tap, tap, tap and space, space, space Uh, uh, uh, and ay, ay, ay
you go, slash, slash, slash and dot, dot, dot ay, ay, ay and ah, ah, ah
youre missing the part thats mostly you.
so many signs are transitional ephemeral, until the gaze chases them up and away chases them up and away
an echo of you, a memory slip, static and time a voyeurs last trip. im winding myself around an old friend, whos been dead for years, a voice at the end. weve been dead for years, our voices pretend. youre missing the part thats mostly you
Ether and the Voice is a work of science fiction, an exploration of female voice, technology and identity. Keough creates a world of symbolic and linguistic fantasy, exploring the disembodied voice, electronic manipulation, personal drama and the archetypal and psychological structures of the interior. Ether and the Voice exposes the architecture of the electronically saturated psyche, revealing the complex multifaceted relationship between human experience and technology.