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I have been investigating my sonic guilty pleasure since the time we met in Café Oto, actually, since that day you asked me to make a contribution to the book. It is a challenging question, to answer and first to find out what my sonic pleasure of guilt is.
It has been a rather silent process of researching my aural history and where I found intriguing experiences of listening. For me a guilty pleasure is hidden behind the very fact of singular enjoyment. That is to say a pleasure that is singular and unshared, even though the experience is/can be mutual. I searched for sounds, and songs. That is to say, I searched for a compilation of sounds that grew joy, also with which I tried to claim the sensations as invisible in the moment of the encounter. Madonna was the first one that I thought I found through my jogging sessions; hence she became my first answer. After some days and nights, an experience revealed one of my guilty pleasures of sound: the sound that emerges through paper friction. I have been always carried away when I hear papers producing sounds through touching each other or through moving against one another. And of course the source of sound is a person who mingles with the papers where the guilt is mine as a mere listener, not vice versa. 

Any visual representation of such a pleasure became irrelevant to me dear reader, that is why you do not see an image next page rather than a mere void of blank space.

 

Published in The Book of Guilty Pleasures, 2011.

A collection of 100 contributions from different artists, curators, musicians, and writers on their aural guilty pleasures, initiated by Song Ming Ang and co-edited with Kim Cascone.

Printed on quality 120gsm Maple Ivory paper; laminated gatefold metallic gold cover with die-cut title; complete with ‘obi’/waist-band. Features varying layouts, typefaces, graphic treatment, and page colours for different entries. 208 pages.

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