I CAN’T HEAR MYSELF: a song collection by Divya M. Persaud
‘I can’t hear myself’ is a song collection that addresses the racialized body in contemporary music.
Full project description: icant-hearmyself.tumblr.com/about
Performance instruction: Listen to any, some, all, or none of the tracks, in completion or not, and in any order.
released May 18, 2016
All voice, cello, and nature recordings sampled in these pieces are my original work and are from a variety of poetry readings, performances, practice sessions, outings, bike rides, improvisational experiments, and personal interviews with friends from 2015-2016. The exceptions are the samples in NICHTS IM NICHTS from the Apollo 13 sound archive, and the sound sample utilized in ‘YAK OUT,’ which was taken by myself on April 8, 2016 - a full recording of the source audio can be found here: soundcloud.com/divyamp/seligman-shaun-king-april-8-2016