Image: courtesy of the concert promoters.
FULL ARTICLE PUBLISHED ON REDEFINE MAGAZINE:
WHITE CUBE + H. DE HEUTZ + MARK MOLNAR: ALIEN CREATURES IN DISCORD WITH EXISTENCE @ PRESSED CAFÉ // http://www.ottawashowbox.com/2014/07/white-cube-h-de-heutz-mark-molnar-ottawa/
In the farthest recesses of habitual awareness — those unsettling terrains avoided, distracted from, at all costs until some extraneous force draws them out of the periphery — there is a relentless anxiety that demands validation. The deranged urgency that White Cube invokes through the human element of their music questions not only the substance of the lyrics, or the sometimes improvised compositions, but also the experience and role of the audience in giving meaning to what is heard. Against the confusion inflicted on the audience, Brooks’ voice sought reassurance for its existence.
All of the artists who performed at Pressed that evening were concerned with presenting sound in ways that we are not often socialized to think about, whether this was in the space that encompassed emitted sound, the dismemberment of the human voice, or the absurdity of process in making and listening to sound. The audience was inspired to consider the significance of noise and silence, the purposeful and the incidental, order and dissonance, and perhaps extent their interpretations beyond the impressions of a concert, and into the daily saturation of sound, silence, and vibration.