‘Le Charisme Inverse’

Wylde, Gillian ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5436-0771 (2015) ‘Le Charisme Inverse’. In: Dark Sound: Destructive Pop 2015, Thursday 23 April 2015 18.00 to Saturday 25 April 2015 23.00, Falmouth University.

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Abstract / Summary

Dark Sound: Destructive Pop Falmouth University 2015

Dark pop is the pop that most avidly and unavoidably tells us something about our deepest inner selves as it immerses the listener in sonic vacuoles of violence, sex, melancholy, loss, death, desire, void, addiction, rage and longing. As artist and audience alike, we find solace in the dark song that offers comfort and catharsis in every void, every cacophony and every whimper. The song becomes a reflective surface of empathy in both directions. Through pathos and though (re)presentation, that which we find ourselves unable to articulate can be articulated for us. The inanimate and the insignificant take powerful positions and bulge with the opportunity for meaning. Our drudgery and our slights, our rejections and our losses, our grief and our longing become romantically played out, and we begin to feel understood, by strangers.

Title: ‘Le Charisme Inverse’
Made by Gillian Wylde

"Nature abhors a vacuum." Screening and live reading for multiple-voice.
‘Le Charisme Inverse’ explores impressions of the ‘other’ and ‘otherness’ within the metaphors, metonyms and anthropomorphisms of the popular song or pop video, 45 rpm vinyl, VHS tape and catchy popular tune.
The work incorporates a variety of strategies and tactics including, uses of appropriation and montage, phonetic reversals, backmasking, nihilistic soundings and techniques of concrete that fragment to reverse discourse and dismantle received narratives of ‘normative’ powers of language or immutable historiographies within the classic popular song and pop video. Both sound and image have been developed in isolation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: Film & TV
Arts > Fine Art
Philosophy & Psychology
Music > Popular Music
Music > Sound Art
Writing & Journalism
Courses by Department: The Falmouth School of Art > Fine Art
Depositing User: Gillian Wylde
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2017 11:06
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2023 13:37
URI: https://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/2306


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