The song River James is a result of a creative synthesis experimentation where I start with an unknown object and improvise a story.
My process in four steps: step one—the spontaneous collage, step two—the short story based on the collage, step three—the song based on the short story, and step four—the recording of the song.
The performance River James is a further exploration of this synthesis into a different medium where I play a character from the short story and introduce the song. It starts with me blind folded, recounting the short story through my VHS tape, and then, proceeds with me playing the song via my cassette tape. When the song finishes I turn off all electrical devices.