As We Speak
As We Speak (50'00") is a concert program that focuses on the interaction between music and the recorded human voice. Arranged for a portable instrumentation utilizing a small keyboard and amplified vibraphone bars, the program includes:
- Poor Margie - Florent Ghys
- Stop Speaking - Andy Akiho
- SINGLE PLAYER v.2 co-op - Nina Fukuoka
- Coming Together / Attica - Frederic Rzewski
The concert takes a clever look at technology and its connection with the human experience: a 1949 instructional film on cooking terms, scenes from today's hyper-realistic video games, the text-to-speech feature of the MacBook Pro, and the means of communication that make a revolution possible. With all its biases and flaws on display, the audience views the connection between technology and people with an ironic twist, alongside speech and music.