Music for the Skull (2018)

[Photo: Livia B Garcia]

This is a listening practice mainly for the performers. Through moving one’s mouth, tongue, nose, teeth, eyes, eyelash, eyebrow, and all of the facial muscles, performers listen and correspond to the sounds which resonate in their skulls. Sounds which are produced with closed ears are individual, private and inaudible to anyone else. Where do these sounds come from? What organs listen to these sounds? It is an attempt to make ears free from its original function.

Music for the Skull | Tomoko Hojo
Materials: Microphones, Earplug, Chewing gum, Score
Length: approximately 20 minutes
Premiere: EEMT Euro Tour, IKLECTIK, London, 2017