adverCity (voice and paper)
adverCity (December 2016) is a piece created by Américo Rodrigues to be part of this issue of Materialities of Literature. Based on the combinatorics of a complex linguistic game, adverCity is, in the end, a reflection about the place of the poet as a worker for hire: such are the multifaces of a city (Guarda?) where the poet
(Américo?) is its most ferocious and fricative opponent, adverse to counter-verse, announced as still-born – but still alive! - even if gagged, wHipped, as one hears in the echoing groans and roars of a cities- and adverCities-swallowing Américo. In the foreground, the pReverse poet amuses himself with the decomposition of the word, a twisted tongue-twister from the start advvvffffff ... ... enunciating the never controverted verse in his adverse voice.
Recording: César Prata, Estúdio RequeRec, December 2016
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