CHRISTINA KUBISCH / FABRIZIO PLESSI

Two and Two

(Multhipla - N.2) LP $40.00 (Out-of-stock)

Performed in Europe and the United States in the 1970s, Two And Two was a live performance for two performers (Kubisch and Plessi), two video cameramen, a wall of monitors and uncommon objects and instruments. Throughout the performances, people were invited to walk around and observe the live action in real time as close-up images of the performance were projected on video screens and a vibrator, water, swanee whistle, voice, contact microphone on ventilator, prepared alto flute, electronic metronome, waterjet on steeldrum were all amplified. The resulting four pieces on this 1977 recording alternate between heavenly, rhythmically shifting drones and Gamelan-tinged, blistering electronics that sound like distant, corrupted morse code dispatches. The entire album is an organic revelation of the discreet acoustic nature of everyday objects, intensely mechanical, startling and elemental.