On July 22, Triple Canopy presented Double Features I, an evening of audio-visual exchange organized by sound artist and composer C. Spencer Yeh. This recording excerpts the performances of duos New Humans (00:10), Purple Haze (11:25), and Bill Kouligas & Yeh (21:26). The groups played new works guided by (and in opposition to) the films of Japanese avant-garde filmmaker Hiroshi Teshigahara, video artists and musicians Gary War and Taylor Richardson, and Dutch artist, musician, and filmmaker Frans Zwartjes, respectively.
On July 29, as part of its Sender, Carrier, Receiver program, Triple Canopy presented a briefing on the activities of the International Necronautical Society's Berlin Inspectorate at Program. As heard in this unofficial recording, Provan, Triple Canopy's editor, and Yamamoto-Masson disputed the INS's claim that Berlin is the World Capital of Death, and discussed attempts by its members—chief among them writer Tom McCarthy, artist Anthony Auerbach, and philosopher Simon Critchley—to surreptitiously recruit agents and take over major cultural landmarks. Click here to read the draft copy of their internal report, and here to listen to a file of covert INS recordings intercepted by Triple Canopy and prepared for the occasion.
A series exploring the politics of urban sound in Bangkok and beyond, through first-person reporting, field recordings, and analysis. In this episode, Tausig reports on Songkran, the Thai celebration of the New Year that takes place each April; this year's festivities were more raucous than most.