Duration: 30:12 mins
Stretching Out is an audio essay commissioned by Lumpen Station, a Swiss radio and sound art platform.
In this 30 minute long text, I invite a silence, look at a record cover of Bootsy Collins, build and release tension in an archery club, wait until binaries start to quiver and encounter the work of Renée Green.
All samples and music excerpts in this piece are from (members of) Parliament-Funkadelic, focusing on their songs of the 1970s. Thanks to Prem Krishnamurthy for introducing me to archery, and to Ingmar Bruin for the (audio) support.
"After stretching, it is possible to spring back into the original shape, like a rubber band, but in the meantime something has changed. There has been a shift."
0. the part that is the end, and the beginning
1. two points
4. stretchin' out in bootsy's rubber band
6. begin again