SEA LEVEL / angela rawlings

/ Photo credit: John Rogers

angela rawlings is a Canadian-Icelandic interdisciplinary artist whose books include Wide slumber for lepidopterists (Coach House Books, 2006), Gibber (online, 2012), o w n (CUE BOOKS, 2015), si tu (MaMa Multimedijalni Institut, 2017), and Sound of Mull (Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, 2019). Her book Wide slumber was adapted to music theatre by Valgeir Sigurðsson and VaVaVoom (2014). Her libretti include Bodiless (for composer Gabrielle Herbst, 2014) and Longitude (for Davíð Brynjar Franzson, 2014). rawlings’ Áfall / Trauma was shortlisted for the Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights (2013). She is one-half of the performance duo Völva with Maja Jantar and one-half of the new music duo Moss Moss Not Moss with Rebecca Bruton. rawlings is the recipient of a Chalmers Arts Fellowship (2009-10) and held the position of Queensland Poet-in-Residence (2012). rawlings loves in Iceland. More: www.arawlings.is

 

SEA LEVEL

Sound your voice or violin as a long tone for the duration of one exhale or pull
of the bow across string(s). Down-tune your long tone by a semi-tone slowly
during this sound.

Waterfall. Glacial melt. Tide ebb.

Sound again but, this time, up-tune.

Rising sea level. Increased storminess. Tide flood.

Global warming is the gradual up-or-down-tuning of the familiar.

 

 

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This is excerpted from Sound of Mull (Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology, 2019):

http://www.labae.org/publications/sound-of-mull

https://arawlings.myportfolio.com/sound-of-mull

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