FULL VIDEO+SOUND (7' 45")
DESONANCE is a term that I coined in 2012 (“Desonance”, Resonance(s): Deleuze and Guattari, Parallax, ed. by Z. Aracagök, Vol 18, no.1, issue 62, London: Routledge, 2012) in relationship to and also as a critique of Deleuze's use of "resonance" in his works. It was actually a strategy that I developed so as to cut accross the possibility of Hegel's return to Deleuze's discourse. On sonic level, it meant a withdrawal to a zero state of sound where any possibility of resonance is abstained from, hence a critique of rhythm, of the pulse as the operating principle of sound production and composition.
DECOMPOSITION, that I composed as DESONANCE, was made with more than a hundred participants from all over the world who volunteered to record their own voice reading the following sentence: "Perhaps, rhtyhm is an ancient concept these days that should be replaced by desonance". No high quality recording equipment was required, participants were simply asked to record their voice on mobile phones and send it via messenger or any similar medium.
Although I have its higher versions, while decomposing I preferred to use FL Studio v. 9 due to its technical limitations that I enjoy. As for the video I used one of the most simple video editing programmes, that is, Windows Movie Maker.
Hereby, I should thank everyone who participated in the project and my special thanks go to Umur Çelikyay for his photography:
Achim Szepanski, Alaz Akdoğan, Ali Bedouin, Ali Can Dilek, Alice Lagaay, Amelia Groom, Andrew Culp, Anna Dzierzgowska, Anna Powell, Anthony Donovan, Antonis Moras, Ari Alpert, Arzu İkiz, Aslı Söyler, Atlan Frédéric, Atlan Frédéric’s friend, Aylime Aslı Demir, Aylin Doğan, Banu Cennetoğlu, Berna Göl, Berrak Çolak, Bill Bogard, Bora Başkan, Bryan Lewis Saunders, Çağrı Erdem, Can Batukan, Can Khan Oral, Carol Siegel, Ceren Oykut, Dave Griffiths, Deniz Çift, Deniz Özlü, Deniz Yılmazlar, Didem Dağkıran, Didem Görceğiz, Dina Salem, Ece Özey, Eda Gecikmez, Eileen A. Fradenburg Joy, Elçin Sümerkan, Elisabeth Celle, Elisabeth’s son, Enea Cinzia Rustichelli, Engin Sustam, Engin Ümer, Erdal Bilici, Eser Selen, Ezgi Mutlu, Federica Kent and Ateş Bebek, Federica Kent, Felicity Colman, Ferhat Özgür, Fırat Uran, Francis Lyons, Gabriel MacCormack, Gökay Atabek, Görkem Şen, Gül Çağın, Gülşah Özgen, İlkay Kılınç, İnan Mayıs Aru, İpek Odabaşı, Jacopo Valli, Juan Sosa, Kamila Calabrese, Leman Sevda Darıcıoğlu, Lino Tomas Molina, Mahmut Mutman, Marietta Radomska, Mehmet Ali Taşlı, Melis Basmacı, Metehan Yıldız, Metin Bozkurt, Michelle Ty and Umut Yıldırım, Michelle Ty, Mübecel Aracagök, Murat Ertel, Murat Köylü, Mustafa Erden Kahveci, Onur Böle, Onur Karagöz, Özge Ejder, Patricia MacCormack, Şafak Uysal, Scott Crow, Sean Smith, Seda Ergül, Sena Başöz, Sertaç Haznedaroğlu, Shawna Vesco, Sofia Labropoulou, Steve Cammack, Süreyyya Evren, Susan Gambill, Suzan Elif Selçuk, Theodoros Chiotis, Timur Çelikyay, Tuna Erdem, Umur Çelikyay, Umut Yıldırım, Vanina Kutelas, Wenda Koyuncu, Yasemin Nur, Zafer Aracagök.