Halos of Perception

Halos of perception ripple in a black temporary lake.
Senses are alight in total darkness.
Under torchlight I see a white spider build a web in wet glitter.
Traffic becomes a tactile instrument ringing through
300km of tunnels to where I am.
When we speak it reverberates for 32 seconds.
You tell me stories from 1991.
Every moment is extended when under the damp earth.
Even the walls have a voice.
An amulet of sweat forms on my neck.

Lerkenfeldt introduces electroacoustic techniques of refraction to explore the acoustic mirror on ‘Halos of Perception’. Flickering piano, tape delay systems and their spatialised distortions unfold in repetitive motifs on ‘Limestone'. In ‘Cobwebs' she constructs a hallucinatory web of echoes.

'Halos of Perception' is produced by Shelter Press (France) in LP edition and digital with a poem by the artist. The album releases on November 3, 2023 with a hyperreal film for ‘Amulet of Sweat’ in collaboration with Chinese-Malaysian Australian video artist Tristan Jalleh. Set in abandoned infrastructure the film explores a hyperreal performance site between reality and dream.

Music and poem Lisa Lerkenfeldt
Mastering Stephan Mathieu  
Artwork André Piguet courtesy of Station Gallery  
Design Bartolomé Sanson
VFX Tristan Jalleh
Released on November 3, 2023
Shelter Press, SP146

‘Halos of Perception’ is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria

Written and recorded on unceded Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung country, Summer 2021-2022.

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Tickets to the Naarm launch here.