For the past year, Nancy Tobin has explored the themes of memory and childhood. The project entitled Delay Toys – Lullabies for Adults gets underway with this invitation to different artists:
I have a suitcase full of old toys.
The idea is to meet in a place which reminds you of your childhood – a school, yard, house, park, etc. – where we will make a recording of you using the toys in my suitcase. You may choose as many of them as you wish. They are, for the most part, percussion toys.
NB. Lullabies for Adults is a musical project on CD, centred on memory and delay. Your participation will help me gather enough raw material for the creation of musical compositions. [N.T.]
In the framework of her residency at OBORO, Nancy Tobin intends to bring this project to a close by continuing to study composition and the temporal approach to sound. The material gathered from the artists’ sound improvisations will be transformed using techniques such as delay, echo, phasing, the Haas effect etc. Nancy Tobin will also try to determine how it is possible to play with the listener’s memory by creating melodies which take the shape of ghostly refrains, for instance.