Scrivener’s Monthly | Yann Chateigné Tytelman discussing Xenochronies, Western Front, April 23, 8 PM

Scrivener’s Monthly | Yann Chateigné Tytelman discussing Xenochronies, Western Front, April 23, 8 PM

Scrivener’s Monthly is pleased to present Yann Chateigné Tytelman discussing Xenochronies on Tuesday April 23rd at 8pm in the Grand Luxe Hall at the Western Front.

Xenochrony, a word that derives from the Greek xenos, strange or alien, and chronos, time, is a studio-based musical technique developed in the early 1960s by composer Frank Zappa. Xenochrony is executed by extracting a guitar solo or other musical part from its original context and placing it into a completely different song. “The musical result”, says Zappa, “is the one of two musicians, who were never in the same room at the same time, playing at two different rates in two different moods for two different purposes, when blended together, yielding a third result which is musical and synchronizes in a strange way”. Starting from here, we will explore a series of artists works who, luminously, use similar techniques of montage and adventurous dislocation to produce a specific form of knowledge. To be evoked: the writing of history “in between science and fiction”, fables, “adventurous coherences” and documentary fictions, dust breeding, fictocriticism and “the dispersed science”.

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