Parts of Speech (1995) 27'

(radio work)

fixed media (narration, sampled voices and sounds)

Utilizes found texts from advertising, communications systems, buzzwords, and slang. The sound sources for the work are a combination of actual samples from these language elements, and versions rendered by the artist reading, singing, chanting, and processing the language. These fragments are woven together by non-language sounds sampled and composed into a cohesive audio environment that deals with words as propaganda, words as mantra, words as poetry, words as authority, and words as music.