Voice to Skull is Lump’s latest online series of performances captured in digital format and presented exclusively on the Lump website. Every week you’ll be able to stream a new video performance by one of six sound artists.
The title refers to a non lethal weapon that mimics the effects of mental illness in a human target by focusing microwaves on a person’s skull. The resulting effects are perceived as voices in that person’s head along with a spate of emotions and varying states of arousal, a phenomenon referred to as subliminal atmospheric acoustics.
Voice to Skull’s curator, Mike Geary, describes the project as a sonic protest. A retaliation. Against what? The list is long, so let’s start with banality. These artists make music that pushes nearly every convention of music making. Their instruments are instrument panels, made up of mixers, processors and filters, patched together with a mad tangle of cords. Their rhythms don’t follow any standard beat. And the raw power of their compositions are more akin to a sensation than a tune.
Voice to Skull’s curator, Mike Geary is a visual and sound artist . He lives in Raleigh. He has a solo exhibition opening at Lump in April, 2021.