sonic terrainJust Outside the Wombskin is an ode to Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman’s ancestral land in general as well to her grandfathers incredible legacy and age in particular. Lierman’s super-centenarian grandfather – Kanyoni Ladislas – just turned 109 at the beginning of 2019. He lives on volcano Mt. Karisimbi in the Virunga Mountains in Rwanda and perhaps is one of the last pre-colonial traditional hunters and medicine. Lierman visits him as often as possible to record their ongoing conversations about his past, and collect these for her ever growing archive called Africa On Tape. All sounds heard are purely based on recent field recordings from her grandfather’s house and village.

Title: Just Outside the Wombskin
Duration: 10′10”
Year: 2012
Form: fixed media, digital tape (4.2 cross stereo)
Instrumentation: vocals by Kayoni Ladislas | electronics Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman
Albumrelease: Sonic Terrain, Medellin (CO) – July 2013
Free Download/Stream: hear via Bandcamp

Premiere: Theater Perdu, May 10th 2019, Amsterdam (NL)
Other Tourdates:
Contour Biennale 9, May 17th 2019 – KC Nona, Mechelen (BE)

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