The Lord is My Shepherd. The Lord is My Shepherd. The Lord is My Shepherd (I Shall Not Want)

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The opening composition is the simplest and most self-evident adaptation of the deficits of dementia. It is based upon the two sequential phrases that make up verse one: ‘The lord is my shepherd’ and ‘I shall not want’. (They are also the phrases repeated most often throughout the 270 minutes of the original recordings.) The various examples were extracted from the source material and arranged in the order in which they were spoken over the four days of preaching. Thus, the same content is repeated over and over again (a characteristics of dementia), but with different inflections and emphases in annunciation. The impression is one of conviction and enthusiasm delivered with an uncomfortably manic intensity. The collage was replayed 'live' and re-recorded inside Bethel.

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The Lord is my shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd
The Lord is my shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd

I shall not want

I shall not want

I shall not want

I shall not want

I shall not want

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from I. Nothing. Lack (Psalm 23), released March 6, 2018

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John Harvey Ceredigion, UK

Harvey is a historian of art, visual culture, and sound art, and also a sound- and visual-art practitioner. His research field is the visual and sonic culture of religion, principally. He explores non-iconic attitudes to visualization and sonic articulations of religion by engaging visual, textual, and audible sources, theological and cultural ideas, and systemic and audiovisualogical processes. ... more

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