D.A.Y.I.N explores ways of presenting and publishing sound and performance, including but not limited to conventional forms, live performance, radio programs, audio-book, alternative publications achieved through internet-based technology such as interactive web applications. DAYIN### tailors conceptual releases. D.A.Y.I.N.fm is a feminist radio program available to Chinese-speaking audience.
Founded in 2012 by Xuan Ye (APA), da-yin.org began as a showcase, gradually developing into her collaborations with various artists as a DJ, composer, performer, designer, developer and curator.
Limited Editions of 10
Three performances that examine voice as an instrument and vibration source.
April 3, 2015 at HB Station Contemporary Art Research Center, Guangzhou, China
01. Dada Wu, Sound Poetry, Untitled
02. Xuan Ye & Dada Wu, Voice Improvisation
葉軒 ＆ 吳韃靼，人聲即興
03. Xuan Ye & Dada Wu, Sound Performance, Embed Great Sound of Poetry
葉軒 ＆ 吳韃靼，聲音行為，嵌入巨大聲響的詩歌
*plastic bags, newspaper (Southern Metropolis Daily issued on April 3, 2015)
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Mastered by Li Ping in Hangzhou, China
Visual Design/Hand-drawing/Text Translation by Xuan Ye in Toronto, Canada
“…every reaching part of the mouth-cord coughing/exorcising wordless barrage. bellow alien-gospel shriek poison for his/her exchange, crazily finding the ritual after displacing the speech. when sung-hit and high-hitting the partnership implodes in primal first sound cave-cry…blasted shout-blues frozen on the one, in the pure now, inside the mirror, using our anxiety against us in no-tools-needed front-and-center being: with their lungs and their throats and their living question marks.”
— Rotational Review (read more)
1. 我不會唱歌，因為我唱歌跑調，嚴重而正式的五音不全。Amusia 失歌症。
AMUSIA is three performances that examine voice as an instrument and vibration source.
Voice is pre-language. Voice existed before all semiotic systems. Voice inherits the history of human civilization. Voice is representative of power. “Voice or not” and the materialities of voices signify cultural and political meanings. As Roland Barthes concludes in the Grain of Voice (1981), “voice is in a dual posture, a dual production of language and of music”. From a relatively micro point of view, voice is the most original instrument that functions as a direct source of vibration and meanwhile reacts to the Body (oral/nasal/head/thoracic/abdominal cavity) namely the Subject to form into resonance within, furthermore, as oneself. In accordance with this knowledge, I try to free the natural voice from habitual patterns that are generated from our restrained mechanism of vocal production – from traditional vocal music, extended techniques, phonetic texts to any sonic output; in the form of mimicry to the nature and the modern soundscapes, and the medium to channel consciousness to presence. Let sound waves laden with the breathe circulate within the Body, to induce physical commotion and be in harmony inside and out with the environment.
1. I can’t sing because I can’t sing in tune. I am officially tone-deaf. Amusia. I am a person who has lost the ability to sing. If you define singing as producing melodies, I think of it as a collision of words and phrases.
2. I listen to music, all kinds of music and sounds. I need to throw up. I learn languages – all kinds of phonetics/all kinds of frictions between lips and teeth/all kinds of articulations. I need to puke.
4. I needed an exit from my present life or to just chisel a hole through it. It’s like when you get hit by shit out without any reason and you gotta ask “why?”.
5. The audience is the flesh. I need flesh.
6. Sound poetry, sound poetry, sound poetry.
6. Emotional reasonless; Meaningless sentimental.