João Ferro Martins
29 Words on J.S. Bach, 13’15’’
J.S. Bach, BWV 802: Duet No.1 / E minor
Voice: Moema Harle (right hand) and Keith Harle (left hand)
Midi edition: Gonçalo Alegria
The original phrase in its entirety employed by Ferro Martins for this track is «If I speak so little it is because words have a bigger mouth than mine and I am the one who is consumed by their immense thirst and joy». It is however never audible as such on the record. This sentence was recorded, cut into words and assigned to the left and right hands of a composition by J.S. Bach - BWV 802 - Duetto No.1 e-moll / E minor. Each word is assigned, in order of appearance, to one of the notes that appears in the composition and whenever this note is repeated we hear the same word until the 27 notes for the left hand and 29 for the right hand are exhausted.
(this track belongs to vinyl record edition - João Ferro Martins, Eternally Collapsing Objects, 2021)