My wife and I listened through the wall to a spectacular verbal fight
in the room next door to us in a Toronto hotel. It lasted through the
late evening and most of the night. The argument, although you could scarcely
call it that for no points were ever made or countered, had a great deal
in common with many musical and literary traditions: the use of intense
but slightly varied repetitions coupled with sparsely chosen materials.
Bad Marriage Mantra is not a reenactment of this fight, but a
stylized realization of a different fight with the same deep structure.
It goes like this: THE HUSBAND. THE WIFE. THE BAD MARRIAGE MANTRA.
Marriage Mantra will be part of the LISTENING
SALON, April 17 7-9 PM Space is limited, so please email email@example.com
Erik Belgum has been involved in experimental writing and speech since
1983, releasing a number of CDs in the genres of sound art, sound poetry,
textsound, electroacoustics and performance.