for chorus and electronics (10 min.) View score
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.
blossom in myth and magic
times in utopian lands
not only milk
blithe hands move on skins
gardens of myth and misery
roar in euphoria
New York, USA
March 11th, 2016 | DiMenna Center