Ben Vida

Slipping Control

Shelter Press Shelter 038 LP
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Slipping Control derives from the text piece "Tztztztzt Î Í Í…." wrote last year by Ben Vida (and published as a book by Shelter Press).

Composed to act as a score, a sound piece and as raw data for electronic control source, Tztztztzt Î Í Í… became the intrinsic element that tied all different pieces of art made by Ben Vida.
"I was interested in the rhythm of speaking, interested in using the voice to create rhythmic patterns that would inevitably break out of time and become asymmetrical and awkward. I wanted to create one set of control sources (the text) and run them through a bunch of different systems (the video, the book, the record etc) and see how the original source material morphed and changed as it manifested in these different modalities. The process of developing each unique work involved setting of control paths for the text to be processed though. In terms of this path the first step after writing the text was to find the primary filter of interpretation and translation that would start this process of slipping control – and this is where Tyondai and Sara come in…"


A Control Path may look something like this:
Text > Performer/Vocalist > Voiced Recording > Electronic Analysis > Reconfigured
Text > Audio Synthesis > LP Record.

Or maybe like this:
Text > Performer/Vocalist > Video/Audio Recording > Electronic Analysis > Audio Synthesis > Video Editing > Color Synthesis > Video Installation.

Or this:
Text > Performer/Vocalist > Video/Audio Recording > Electronic Analysis > Audio Synthesis > Video Editing > Color Synthesis > Video Installation > Color Field Panel Display.

Or more simply:
Text > Poster

Ben Vida: Slipping Control

Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 1 Ben Vida 1'37''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 2 Ben Vida 1'35''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 3 Ben Vida 2'42''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 4 Ben Vida 51''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 5 Ben Vida 1'08''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 6 Ben Vida 1'10''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 7 Ben Vida 1'32''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 8 Ben Vida 1'11''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 9 Ben Vida 1'13''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 10 Ben Vida 1'24''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 11 Ben Vida 1'32''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 12 Ben Vida 1'56''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 13 Ben Vida 1'44''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 14 Ben Vida 2'56''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 15 Ben Vida 1'58''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 16 Ben Vida 1'46''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 17 Ben Vida 51''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 18 Ben Vida 40''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 19 Ben Vida 4'59''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 20 Ben Vida 1'43''
Tztztztzt Î Í Í Part 21 Ben Vida 1'09''

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