This sound composition is inspired by Ai’s 1979 book Killing Floor. It represents a collaboration between myself and Godefroy Dronsart, who created/improvised the soundscape. Godefroy and I collaborated on this piece because we've been experimenting with poetic noise compositions. We wanted to hear Ai’s poetry in a sonic-world because we’ve never heard it there before.
Malik Ameer Crumpler is a poet, rapper and music producer that’s released several albums, short films and five books of poetry. He co-founded the literary journals: Madmens Calling, Visceral Brooklyn and Those That This. Malik has an MFA in Creative Writing from Long Island University, Brooklyn. He is the curator/host of Poets Live, Paris and the new editor-at-large for The Opiate. Crumpler also wrote several musicals, ballets/arias commissioned by Harvest Works, Liberation Dance Theater, Firehouse Space, Panoply Lab, B’AM Paris, B’AM Vancouver, and Double Wei Factory.
Godefroy Dronsart writes poetry mainly because novels are too long and let's face it drama requires performers. He is fond of poetry which takes back alleys and has a weird limp, both full of itself and honestly altruistic.