May All Be 2012
An album of Sanskrit Chanting recorded in Johnson, Vermont at Vermont Studio Center's Yoga VSC may all be is available for purchase online via i-tunes and amazon
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For Malevich 2011
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Over the course of 2 weeks I performed in a timber yard,teaching myself to play the musical saw. A looped video of shattering mirror played on a monitor above my head.
Dual video projection A space was divided in two; An awkward attempt at communication was made.
I chanted continuously for three hours in Sanskrit. Sound filled the space and floated through the building. Sometimes people came into the space and sat down to listen. I could sense their presence but I kept my eyes closed. Sometimes there was no one there at all.
Shadow of a Fence 2008
Shadow of a Fence was projected on the facades of two public buildings. First in Dublin, Ireland as part of the Guerilla Film Festival, and then on the University Arts building in Bogota, Columbia as part of Hemisferico, a meeting of performers from the Americas, curated by the Hemispheric Institute, NYU.
I sat in silence for 4 hours, 33 minutes. Viewers were invited to enter the room and interact with the environment as they saw fit. Cushions were laid out on the floor for anyone who wished to sit down. An audio-recording device was available outside of the room and visitors were encouraged to speak about their experience.
Not Him 2009
A 6 minute performance incorporating digital projection and both live and recorded sound. It deals with the landscape of the embodied and dis-embodied voice and reaches towards communication outside language. My voice emerges through my body as a response to projected imagery and pre-recorded sound. I choose to express sounds outside of language, beyond literal interpretation – to reach an expression and acknowledgment of being. Our bodies are carriers of history, and in Not Him the sound of the live human voice acts as a thread uniting past with present.
I amplified the continuous sound of my breathing, making its irregularities in length, tone, and rhythm more audible and obvious. A projection of the ocean's horizon line moved in and out of balance, challenging the viewer's perspective and sense of their own equilibrium.
Interim was enacted over the course of five days and each day of the exhibition, I chanted from inside a small fabric enclosed room. My voice filled the exhibition space with melancholic sound, un-intelligible non-words, wails, and hums‚all of which poured out the open doors and through the open windows of surrounding buildings. The fabric cloaked my visual presence and turned the focus of the performance towards the experience of sound itself. Because what was sung was a language of pure vocalization, without linguistic meaning‚ an experience outside of language could occur. When listeners heard the sound I could see their bodies slow down and begin to perceive in a new way. They seemed to be experiencing the sound of my voice in their own body.
Heart Questions Beat
The sound of a heart beat was played at a low volume over the course of an evening event at Junto Gallery, Brooklyn NY.
A collaboration with Maya Pindyck
Excerpt. Recorded Live. Collaboration with Kate Uhe on cello and second voice.
all things sound alike
Found and recorded sound.
Untitled #2 2009 (excerpt)
Fletcher Boote: Harmonium, vocals Kate Uhe: Cello, second vocals Duration: 20 min A live recording of an improvised collaboration with New Zealand Cellist Kate Uhe. Our collaboration developed out of a mutual interest in finding sound through intensive listening. Recorded Live.
Flat Time 2009 (excerpt)
A colaboration with Mark McGowan and Robin Bale. A 20 minute improvised live composition built on the layers of itself. I played harmonium, musical saw, and sang with live loop. I used and the overlay of live and recorded sound to respond to the reverse image of a projected video. I was invisible to the audience but responded in sound to the imagery projected. All works at this event referenced John Latham's concept of "Flat Time" which potentially includes an overview of all time, happening within the same frame. "The Least Event" was performed at John Latham's Flat Time House, London.