First ever video of Mentacide (for snare drum and electronics) created and uploaded by Chris Goulet

Chris Goulet has recored and filmed Mentacide (2018) for solo snare drum(s) and digital audio. In this piece a spelling instructor spells out the following text (taken from Henry Giroux’s Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle

mentacide

an erasure of historical memory

a deadening form of historical and social amnesia

has taken over

extreme violence and inequality are normalized

the marginalized are considered entirely disposable

y? y? y? y? y? y? y? y? y? y? y? y? y? y? y? y? y? y? y? y? y?

the swindle of fulfilment

Listen to Mentacide on Spotify here

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