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Teisha is now banned
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NEMO 023
year: 2007

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The project: Creating audio (musical / spoken word,combination, etc) using "spam" (or "unsolicited electronic mail") email text as lyrical or thematic content.

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What began as a simple administrative announcement on a Yahoo Group has become a CT-Collective Project. A person, virtual or real or both, by the name of “Teisha” started spamming the group with clearly “off-topic” posts. Users complained, and the moderator of the group took action. He sent an email to all stating that “Teisha is now banned.” Then someone suggested (I don’t know whether seriously or not) that “Teisha is now banned” sounded like a good name for a CT-Collective project. A few others, including myself, chimed in and after some exchanges, the project was created, and later formalized. The guidelines were simple: create a piece of audio using “spam” content as main thematic material.


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7 Des Slow & The Stop Pills
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Initially I used TalkBackToBasics to create audio versions of the Teisha related emails. I processed and manipulated these as loops which were then remixed to form the finished track. The source materials created in this project were quite varied and some will definitely be used in future projects.
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comment 06.12.2007: Peter Gambles
  My initial reaction was that as a piece of noise music this was pretty good, but any connection with spam was not obvious. After a while though, you hear all the voices chattering in background. The sounds conjured up an image of some organic-mechanical hybrid. People trapped in a nest of mechanical rattlesnakes. Definitely not a place you want to be. Then it suddenly shifts into a different mode  peaceful, celestial, joyful, full or freedom. Whats this about? I read it as symbolic of how the internet could be without spam. Teisha has been banned. Worth repeated listenings.


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