The Objects Of Our Desires

by Laura t Leif and Amber Phelps Bondaroff

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cup for two (free) 03:53
not as blue as you used to be a cup for twos good enough for me when you're around it's so easy to please brew up a cup of apocopies and in the morning you listen intently holding the grounds of what you know about me. your voice got boiled into a song stewed steeped sipped gurgling bubbling along don't get bored with your only routine your enamel's the best that I've seen sane old thing daily makes you kind of pretty the sky and the smog resting over the city my dear, my dear... and in the winter don't let your beans freeze i'll take you with me across the prairies i'll take you with me, I'll take you with me
good cat, bad cough (free) 04:58
caught in a tree under a car fur in your throat can't get very far with only three legs a stump for a tail scratched out your eyes trapped in a well you got a cough it's not your fault your throat hurts like cat claws are stuck in it or some bad karmic trick it's not your fault sometimes you cry blood have to poo in a box you don't hear metal enough it's not your fault you run into walls your eyes they cry blood!! you hate whistling you hate whistling horrible human but a wonderful cat it's not your fault
paul lost his gloves right off his hands later he found them in a garbage can ...
stow away 03:42
lil blip (free) 00:25
plant letter read (free) 00:35


The Objects of our Desires is a collaborative project between Laura T Leif and Amber S Phelps Bondaroff, conducted over a ten day period between February 7th and 17th two thousand and ten, in and around the space under a bed in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Over the course of this ten day project we wrote, recorded and performed eight original "serenades" for household items that needed cheering up after many long and arduous days of Montreal winter gloom. The participating objects (as well as some plants and animals,) were submitted by their human owners prior to the commencement of the project.

Through the inquiry as to why a particular item was selected by it's owner, and the exploration of it's physical properties, we observed many parallels between the inanimate/domestic and the human. What do the things around us tell us about inner states, weaknesses, loves and anxieties? Histories, inter-woven, animate with inanimate, revealing pains left to incubate over a long winter. The intimate nature of the performances established a comfortable setting for musical collaboration, with emphasis on healing of the subjects' wounds.

In addition to the musical component of this project, the process of co-habiting a small and intimate space was well considered and documented. Routines were established and analysed, work methods combined and explored, likes and dislikes compared, cut and seasoned.


released April 1, 2010


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