Glyn Perrin

Cri/Me

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The pun of the title, suggesting both the expressions "crime" and the Britishism "cry me," well describes the essence of this unique, surreal piece for voice and electronics. The electronics form loops of the text: "Voice say / cut short / short life / serve sentence / commit crime / voice say / sing long / long knife / serve sentence / commit crime / message ends / message ends ." The voice is modulated and obsessively amplified in its characteristics, and the listener experiences intimately the obsessive mood of this prisoner of conscience. Odd bass sounds, short lip flutters, and many other isolated vocalizations are layered to create a powerful emotional experience.