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Keeping Time : Seamless Transposition, Parrot on the Sly

audio cassettes
silk-screened T-shirts
2010

If You Say Something, See Something, TENT, Rotterdam (NL)
Curated by Mai Abu ElDahab with Guy Ben-Ner


Six cover songs of original Romanian songs dating from late 90s to early 2000s were performed by an amateur drummer, together with various singers with no prior knowledge of the Romanian language. The songs were recorded on cassette tapes and distributed during the exhibition at TENT. A phonetic transcription of the original lyrics was created by each performer, in order to help them pronounce the lyrics in a manner close to their own language. These lyrics were silk-screened on T-shirts and distributed to the visitors and the staff of TENT gallery.

Vocals : Ghislain Amar, Bitsy Knox, Gerwin Luijendijk, Elma Plaisier, Bat Sheva Ross, Arvo Leo, Kathrin Wolkowicz, Dennis Stolk.

Drums : Diana Duta.

Original songs by : Coma, Omul cu sobolani, E.M.I.L.

Keeping time_edit.mp3