Oooooommmmmmm
Live Drone / Ambient Concert

Beatless Socienty (Jan Mech 

& Tamara Montenegro)

Hangar, Barcelona 2014

 

Drone music is about as far away from music as you can get before it stops being music[…]. Contrary to popular belief […], it is not one note played continuously for two hours. The music shifts, bends, like a drop of ink in a pool of water, but without fading away. […] In the beginning, there was the word, and the word was oooooommmmmmm.

In our piece Oooooommmmmmm we take this relation to the word as our stating point for the composition. The sound-scapes are generated live and originate from the voice and a newly created instrument simply called The TypeWriter because that’s what it is: An old mechanical type-writer where each key and most of the movable parts are equipped with contacts and sensors so that it can produce written words and sounds within the same gestures: