Chyme is an audiovisual collaboration between vocal improviser and composer Carol Genetti and visual artist Gwyneth Zeleny Anderson. Published in a limited edition, Chyme consists of a CD containing four tracks composed and performed by Genetti, paired with four screen-printed “listening scores.”
Chyme is concerned with the visceral experience of losing a sense of separation between oneself and everything else. It takes its name from the semifluid “cocktail” of gastric juices and partially digested food in the stomach. Chyme carries out the seemingly alchemical process of synthesizing nourishment: it's a mediator of external and internal, dissolving what we consume and absorbing it into our blood and organs. Similarly, Chyme aims to digest the boundaries between performer and audience, human and environment, power and passivity, and sound and body.
This release, presented together in an organ-like vinyl pouch, includes a glass-mastered CD containing four pieces by Genetti, one copy of each of the four listening scores by Anderson, and an additional informational sheet providing credits and track listing.
To listen to samples of Genetti's compositions, please visit Suppedaneum.
To see more, go to Chyme's page in the "Books" section.
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Photo by Joseph Clayton Mills