Tape A Pick/TAP
Milica Paranosic and Brian DuFord
Music and performance by Take A Pick: Milica Paranosic and Brian DuFordLyrics by Take A Pick, based on American Fever: A Tale of Romance and Pestilence by Peter Christian Hall
Gregory T.S. Walker’s ghostly image can be seen navigating a post-riot holocaust of his own design in his latest video game, The Negro Speaks of Rivers. Performing in real-time while controlling an avatar with poetry from the great African-American writer Langston Hughes, the spoken quotations function as command codes for voice recognition software. Walker creates a nightmarescape of electronic guitar textures for this escape from America.