Vnafti, from Zaum Box, by Christopher Adler / Katelyn King
Vnafti / ??????
from Zaum Box, by Christopher Adler (2015-16)
Realization by Katelyn King, percussion
Video by Ute Freund
Sound by Christoph Utzinger
Filmed in Berlin, August, 2016
Text by Aleksei Kruchenykh, from F/Nagt (1918)
Zaum Box is a collection of ten compositions for solo speaking percussionist, each setting one Russian futurist zaum text. The work was commissioned by percussionists Katelyn King and Alexv Rolfe. Zaum, or ‘trans-rational’ language, was developed by poet Alexei Kruchenykh in 1913, who asserted that ordinary language could not express the thoughts of the modern mind in a state of inspiration.
Learn more about Zaum Box at http://christopheradler.com/zaum...