The Golem Mecanique project has recently focused on the exercise of the drone. A re-appropriated drone through voice, stacking of vocal materials on magnetic supports, instrumental fields, recordings, until the extinction of the recognition of the sources. This new line of research has been clearly influenced by listening and the study of traditional music, but also by the work of La Monte Young and Alvin Lucier. It marks a new stage in the manipulation of sound and voice that the project has always lead.
The time of this residence will be both a time of reflection and experimentation. How to make the drone plastic and how to improve devices and scenography? How to re-appropriate written processes without falling into the repetition? But also how to work on technical sound with volume, think about the relevance of recorded sounds and their quality in view of their use on tapes and magnetic tapes. The works of Alvin Lucier will be the starting point of research. I’m sitting in a room and Queen of the South will serve as referenced topography for both the work about drone and for the lexicon of a field recording that will be recorded in situ.