Testomania (2016)
for chorus and electronics (10 min.) View score

written for Ekmeles with text by Göksu Kunak/Gucci Chunk

Influenced by Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era (Paul B. Preciado), Testomania refers to the high that a body experiences when exposed to testosterone during a process of sex-transition. Göksu Kunak/Gucci Chunk—a queer writer based in Berlin—contemplates on gender hacking and imagines a world beyond pre-conceived notions of gender.

Techno is an important musical reference point in this piece. Good clubs—excess and gender fluidity—exist only temporary—like a queer identity. Few materials are presented in this piece—our two most primal and earliest musical expressions—singing and beating—voices and drums—extreme horizontality combined with extreme verticality—sometimes masked with aggressive noise.

Text:
purely crafted
animal machine
blossom in myth and magic
times in utopian lands

thirty packets
testo drops
on open
luscious ginas

breasts breathe
and
squirt
not only milk
but pink

blithe hands move on skins
gardens of myth and misery

sighs echo
in bliss
roar in euphoria

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New York, USA
March 11th, 2016 | DiMenna Center