“Artificial Intelligence – Now Available On A First Come First Serve Basis,” by Andrew Choate

“Artificial Intelligence – Now Available On A First Come First Serve Basis,” by Andrew Choate

  • Source: Andrew Choate
  • Year: 2013
  • Submitted by: Andrew Choate



I have a document with literally hundreds of thousands of phrases I’ve written down; I consult it when writing a new piece. I wanted to write something in September, saw the phrase “fuck ’em all guacamole rock ‘n’ roll” and this song pretty much wrote itself, as I have an abiding interest in how the structure of individual words can be replicated in other words and popular phrases. Examining the relationships of those like-words via permutation and emphasis makes me feel like something fundamental is revealed. In this instance, it’s the combination of vulgarity and sexiness that permeates guacamole, rock ‘n’ roll and radical dismissal, individually and together.

Resonate-Reverberate-Roar (Re-Re-Roar) is a growing archive of original sounds that express an experimental, independent, and socially progressive spirit.  The sounds on Re-Re-Roar include field recordings, interviews, songs, speeches, experimental music, and more. Re-Re-Roar is a site for activ[ist] listening, with the purpose of distributing sounds of resistance to eager ears around the globe. Visitors are encouraged to add their own sounds of resistance to the archive through the website's submit function.

Re-Re-Roar originated from artist Elana Mann’s collection of sounds of resistance, which she began during the Iraq war in 2007 by recording commuters in Los Angeles and Iraq. The website was incubated during Mann's time as the 2013 Amy M. Sears artist-in-resident at St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN, amongst a group of peace activists from the Sisters of St. Joseph Carondelet & Consociates. Re-Re-Roar was designed by Roman Jaster and Nicole Jaffe, with production assistance from Reilo Dahl. For more about Elana Mann visit: elanamann.com