Once a month, the Little Songs of the Mutilated collective create Sonic Exquisite Corpses and release them on Bandcamp. They are now twelve releases into this madness. Time to celebrate!
"Exquisite corpse, also known as exquisite cadaver (from the original French term cadavre exquis), is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule (e.g. "The adjective noun adverb verb the adjective noun." as in "The green duck sweetly sang the dreadful dirge.") or by being allowed to see only the end of what the previous person contributed."
So far this project has involved Experimental Melbourne luminaries like Justin Ashworth, Nat Grant, A Demon Sheen, Uboa, Jen Tait, Ari Sharp, Matt Bush, Emily Bennett, Courtney Blackney, Maria Moles, Raceless, Karen Heath, Cat Tyson Hughes, Adam Hunt, Vijay Thillaimuthu, John-Joe Wilson... the list goes on.
Each player creates 40 seconds of music, then passes on the final 10 seconds to the next player, who uses that 10 seconds to spark off a new 40 seconds. The finished Little Songs are pop-song length dream-ditties created by six different artists each, held together by nothing but the silver strings of astral intent.
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