ZimZalla object 17

The gem of British avant garde publishing at the heart of the ever productive North West - Zimzalla bim bim bim! And this one has Tom Jenks on it himself!

Alison Gibb and Tom Jenks - Pomegranates in the Oak : CD sound collage poem with discovered and manipulated text by Alison Gibb and text and sound treatments by Tom Jenks.  £3/£5

The object's primary text is Virginia Andrews' 1979 novel Flowers in the Attic, from which Gibb, using instinctive selection and placement, has created a second text. This second text was then replicated sonically using spoken recordings by Gibb of the relevant sections of the original novel, with selected words and phrases isolated and spliced in order, preserving uneven and disjunctive patterns of tone and stress. This sonic collage was then fed through speech to text software to create a third, shadow text, which was recorded and added as a layer to the first track. Finally, a selection of samples, suggested by the hybrid text, were added, with some distortion.  Read more at the zimZalla site.