Yeast Culture – Dueterium: Yeast Culture Improvacoustic Series Vol. 1 cassette


Yeast Culture Improvacoustic Series is private recordings conducted in Incubator sound room or public space area or related locations in Seattle in the early 1990s by Yeast Culture.  A previous cassette in this series was issued through A.T.M.O.T.W. in 2018 thanks to Generator Sound Art in NYC.

Dueterium is an artist tape of several duet experiments between two performers.  Side one is for voice and side two for piano.  Recordings were conducted around 1991.

Folksongs of the Neskowin Indians is a proto-phonic dialog in chant, mouthfuls of mud.  Monkeys trapped in embers of the peace pipe, having no words, but screech.

Black and white spinners.  Devout, redoubt devoid of read-out.  Slugularious, glotangulistic, corpenschnozzle and uvularity.

Insincere in sin seers, a union of half-wits.  Opposites turning a generator.  A way between extremes, the middling pathology.

Neskowin.  Nests crowing.  Crowing to cronies.  Macaroni.  Indians in Diana’s dreams.  Fish-eating crackers in genes.

Virginia Street Odyssey refers to audio expressions of the building complex around Kalberer Hotel Supply in Seattle via piano duet.  Stomping grounds consisted of a warehouse, parking lot, alleys and sidewalks in a brick block, also housing peripheral creative spaces.  Over the course of two years, a mood of the place developed socially, mentally and sonically.  The piano duets here are examples of frequent improvisational efforts which we felt expressed the characteristics of the situation there.  The sound room and artist spaces were built as a converted loading dock to creative use project.

Caspian Tandem follows Virginia Street Odyssey on the tape.  It was recorded right after the first duet.

Eris offers the piano.  Men devour it.

A sound battery with two terminals.  A batter of concrete aggregate.

Fingers pulling wooden oars, hammers.  An ocean leaks in, flows out.

Hands like Parkinsons, or like a potter’s,  vibrating the biobarrier, cell chatter,

Scanning for a fundamental root,

Before and after,  a membrane.

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