Francisco Meirino                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Anthems For Unsuccessful Winners


56 pages black & white book (in french) + download audio link

Edited by Van Dieren éditeur, Paris 2021, Collection Rio off/on

ISBN : 978-2-37466-025-7

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14,8 x 20,3 cm

Les Sirènes are : 

Francisco Meirino, Jérôme Noetinger, Matthieu Saladin, Juliette Volcler.

For narrator and feedback. Variable duration.

The narrator reads a text, in a neutral tone, without stopping. This text is read into a microphone placed in front of him or her and broadcast through loudspeakers. It's a loop. It describes the electroacoustic chain in which this speech is taken, from the microphone in which he or she speaks, to the loudspeakers which broadcast his or her voice in the room where the person is, as well as the audience present. With each new loop, the text enters more into the detailed description of each component, but also of the institutional, economic, political and social context of said performance. At the same time, and since the start of reading, feedback is broadcast. At first inaudible, its dynamics increase as reading progresses, gradually altering its comprehension until it overwhelms it. The performance ends when the playback is finished. The feedback stops simultaneously and without fade-out. All lighting is also turned off at the same time, plunging the space into darkness.

This performance was performed on October 20, 2021 at the Casino de Montbenon by Les Sirènes with Vincent Barras as narrator, for the LUFF (Lausanne Underground Film & Music Festival).