I. MELISMATA, 2020Stereo
TRT: 9 minutes 4 seconds
16"L x 8"W x 1.4"H
Black + Silver Cloth, Sound Beam Speaker, Wall Mount
Bated breath denied.
An extended note.
The space between and towards the trail of possession.
The glossolalia sculpted and made legible in form.
Writing within the song through voice to relay the spirit to flesh.
The run or melisma as a proclamation of ownership and authenticity within the shared song.
The vocal melisma within this piece have each been isolated from the live music performances.
In each movement of dilation is a displacement of one kind of matter in the space and plane of another.
-Ashon T. Crawley, Blackpentacostal Breath