A LIVE SOUND PERFORMANCE BY GILLES AUBRY
“Les Ames Amplifiees” by Gilles Aubry will be released as a CD/book on adocs.de at the begining of October 2014, followed by a US/Europe tour this fall.
In his performance, Aubry improvises with recordings documenting a neo-pentecostal spiritual service recorded in 2011 in Kinshasa (DRC). During collective praying sessions and speaking-in-tongues, the church members oppose evil spirits causing various existential problems. The sound, powerful and over-distorted, attests both on their supernatural powers and their capacity for soul amplification… By extension, the performance also questions the devotion of noise music fans, addressing existing cultural boundaries between taste, faith and perception.
Gilles Aubry is a Swiss musician and sound artist living in Berlin since 2002. Based on an auditory approach of the real, his practice is informed by researches on cultural and historical aspects of sound production and reception. Combining ethnography, critical discourse and formal experiments, his sonic images (phonographies) of more or less identified situations stand as an attempt to challenge problematic aspects of visual representation. Aubry is a member of noise band MONNO and has released several solo records on labels such as Winds Measure, Cronica Electronica, Gruenrekorder and Absinth Records. www.earpolitics.net