Marianna Maruyama, Saskia McCracken & Hessel Veldman – “WurM IN WorM: composted“
CCA Theatre, from 7pm Thursday 31st August.
Tickets: Pay what you can from the CCA Box Office
This live-to-air production for Radiophenia brings composer/musician Hessel Veldman and writer/artist Marianna Maruyama to travel from the Netherlands to perform with Glasgow-based writer Saskia McCracken. This freshly composted variation of the first WurM IN WorM piece produced one year ago digs up fragments from the past and moments from the present to savor processes of decay and transformation. It seeks the sensuous in unexpected places – a dentist’s office, a worm’s burrow – and reveals a stratification of unlikely artifacts and subterranean histories.
Marianna Maruyama will be reading from her poem “Dentists get few love letters” (2021) along with new compositions.
Saskia McCracken will be reading from her short story “Sister;Worm” from the second edition of TOLKA; a journal of formally promiscuous non-fiction.
In the gaps between words, Hessel Veldman will be using a new device called the “mole-rat” which detects and sonifies electromagnetic frequencies in the immediate vicinity. He also unearths the recorded voice of Andrew McKenzie from a tape made between 1985 and 1990 when the Radio Art Foundation (Willem de Ridder) in Amsterdam issued several tapes (C90) with all kinds of radiophonic works: The All Chemix Radio Series. The first words in Glasgow are by Andrew, talking about a WurM named Gabriel and lead into a subsequent generation of this radiophonic work – a composted edition of WurM IN WorM featuring writing by Saskia McCracken and Marianna Maruyama’s turning of the experience of cavities and caresses.
Composers: Hessel Veldman
Voice and words:
Marianna Maruyama from her poem “Dentists get few love letters” (2021), and other writing.
Saskia McCracken from her short story “Sister;Worm” from the second edition of TOLKA; a journal of formally promiscuous non-fiction. www.tolkajournal.org
First version produced and broadcast at Radio Worm, Rotterdam (2022) by Hessel Veldman, Kamilė Rimkutė, Ruben Verkuylen.
Contributing recorded voices: Andrew McKenzie, Dr. Thomas Dudckewicz