This week on State of the Art, artist/curator Justin Ashworth talks about the latest edition of the ongoing collaborative sound project Little Songs of the Mutilated.


This has been created by  an ever growing community of sound artists and musicians - mostly based in Melbourne - coming together to experiment and play with their medium. The project focuses on cultivating collective creativity, reveling in surprise, and investigating new possibilities for musical form and content in a fun and exciting way.


The latest edition is curated by Gemma Horbury working alongside Anna Leibzeit, Sharyn Brand, Teresa Blake, Kirri Buchler, and Bec Matthews. 


"Its hollow lung believes lazily from within the..." is the thirty-third volume of Exquisite Corpse music from the sound art collective Little Songs Of The Mutilated. Created between July 13 to 18, the process adapts the old Surrealist parlour game for an online sound and music collaboration.

The 6 pieces were worked on concurrently, one round per day, each with an unique permutation to the order of players to maximize both the variety in results and challenge in the process. The only parameter predetermined was the duration of each contribution, in an effort to democratize the process and authorship. 


For more information head to the Little Songs of the Mutilated bandcamp page.


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