MENE, TEKEL, PERES. W.
Staying in to play
My Voice in Your Head
MENE, TEKEL, PERES. W. by Edward Dorrian began at www.variablemedia.org on the 19th of August and ran until 10th October 2004.
"In 1988 Hugh and I moved into a flat on Warwick Road in Earls Court, London. Two rooms that, according to the agent, were 'not fit for a dog'. We were being leased them cheaply for a year, while the new owners decided what to do with it. We tossed a coin to decide who got the better room. I lost. [...] Rubbish and personal effects lay strewn across the floors. In amongst the crap, was a long hand written letter, by a woman, to the previous occupant of the flat…"
During his eight week residency, Dorrian translated this text, letter by letter, into a series of musical elements using the audio composition software, Garage Band. This music, combined with text characters in Flash, was regularly uploaded to the www.variablemedia.org site.
For more information please see the press release.