Sapo boi is a live performance guided by a field recording of Sapo boi / Bull toads recorded in Serra da Canastra (Minas Gerais, Brazil) a plateau from which many waterfalls flow. As a metaphor of Serra da Canastra, flavored water is being dripped over a hot rock. The amplification of the hissing water, vaporised by the hot stone results in an improvised sound layer and spreads an odor in the room. The scent is a reminder of the night the Sapo boi were recorded. In the evening the recording was made. I passed by the ‘Lady of the night‘, a divinely scented tree.
Duration 12:13 min.
Sapo boi premiered at Obviously Unthinkable #2 on the 23rd October, 2021
Focusing exclusively on the polyphonic and polyrhythmic chorusing of frogs and toads, this edition unraveled rare field recordings from various continents by Paul Prudence, German Popov, beepblip, Mike Rijnierse, Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand.