is a collaborative effort of Australian artists Michael Hogg and
Clare McGrogan, also known separately as 'low key operations' and
'Nude Productions'. It was an ANAT deep
immersion:creative collaboration project.
our individual areas of practice we have created a hybrid of work
combining the elements of electronic music (Michael), poetry and
the spoken word (Clare).
We aim to develop and test new creative synthesis techniques made
possible with modern studio equipment, software available for the
personal computer and our extensive experience in sound production.
In this computer environment the human voice is treated as a sound
source, manipulated and edited alongside other electronic sources
within the machine, allowing for the expansion of auditory, structural
and compositional possibilities.
The spoken word text, once recorded, can undergo similar transformations
to that of musical composition, including multi-layering, effects
and non-linear cut and paste techniques, expanding the linguistic
possibilities beyond paper and pen.
The project also investigates the new distribution paradigm offered
by real-audio streaming on the web, both technically and conceptually.
This broadcasting medium is an ideal alternative to traditional
print media and radio, allowing more creative possibilities within
sound and text.