Strawberry and Bass, is a 9 minute solo inside Kima Moore’s sound painting. As a collection of acoustic bass samples strung together and collaged into a dynamic aural landscape, Moore's sound inspires a sense of place as widening field - brimming with accidents, coincidences, and gaps. Along rumbling, elastic textures, my tasks are in active relation to all that I hear simmering below the surface. I’m thinking of strawberry as chameleon, her flesh growing from white to green to pink to scarlet, materializing in tiny increments as sugar and starch, to be tasted or yet to decay. It’s a solo of necessary harvest; as trifoliate leaves cup towards sun; five-petaled star-flowers become berry; and noded runners inevitably strew - rooted and unrooted, dancing an urgent nonchalance.
Photos by Spenser Dugal