For Six Voices (perhaps) by Daniele Vickers, Gabriel Chalfin-Piney, Logan Kruidenier, Willy Smart, Zach Nicol, with design work by Ally Fouts.
Broadcast on Lumpen Radio
February 14, 2021 at 6 PM CST
105.50 FM WLPN live from Bridgeport, Chicago.
In January 2020, Annas asked: How might collaboration span across distance and how is writing a tool to understand these possibilities?
Now, in January 2021 in the hands of Annas’ second residency cohort, the open-ended question quickly unfolds:
How do you turn yourself into writing? How does writing bring us closer together, how does unmaking bring us closer together? What of repetition, of sound — of choir. Nothing is neat, the whole has never been cohesive. If an end is an opening, what might we step into next?
For Six Voices (perhaps) is a culmination of these questions. Over the course of eight months and many states, the cohort used writing as a vehicle to move closer to, alongside and in between each other during a year of extreme separation: “[Collaboration is] not about being in the same place at the same time but it is about a kind of presence shared in and as displacement.” (Fred Moten) As they learned about one another, the group could witness and influence the collective spirit as it emerged on the page despite / in light of the cohort’s physical displacement
For Six Voices (perhaps) is a score as an audio construction and printed companion that captures the retellings and echoes of multiversal narratives. Devised in an iterative process of writing and recording, the project threads the group’s sonic and visual fragments into a collection of distinct harmonies, offering a vision of how collective output can function across time and distance.
For Six Voices (perhaps) will broadcast on Lumpen Radio on February 14, 2021 at 6 PM CST. Tune into 105.50 FM WLPN live from Bridgeport, Chicago.
To purchase a set of prints as a companion to the broadcast, please visit www.annasprojects.com/shop/perhaps. The cohort is donating all proceeds to funding the next Annas cohort.