When I listen to the music of Diamanda Galás, I am reminded that I have veins. There is something in her voice that punctures the flesh, the ears, the heart, in order to get at something visceral. Hers is a sound that courses like blood, infiltrates capillaries, and passes through arteries. It is also the sound of years of hard work, of rigorous vocal training, and of … [Read more...]
About Mark Ambrose Harris
Mark Ambrose Harris is a writer from Montreal. His essay on sound appears in the LAMBDA Literary Award finalist I Like It Like That, an anthology published by Arsenal Pulp Press. His work has been published widely. He also began the Sound Sex Project, an ongoing archival work, which can be accessed at soundsexproject.blogpspot.com. You can also find him on Twitter @homosonic.