In 1987 Dave co-founded hardcore-extremists Fear Of God whose existence was short and intense and were, among others, one of the fire starters of what was later so called “grindcore”. Subsequently continuing solo leads to experiments with the voice, an interest in body and concrete sounds, field recordings and the still prevalent search for experiences and phenomena that test and cross borders, habits, inhibitions and rules.
dp re/searches and ponders existences and behaviourisms humanimalistically via sonic de/construction and psycho-acoustics. sound as a means to activate primordial shared emotions otherwise hidden by civilised experience – sound is communication in direct & primal form, a method of understanding. dp’s work shares, triggers existentialist ruminating and exchange, is a catalyst for the action of engaging, insinuates awareness, muses on honesty, responsibility, intervention and laughter and delivers some form of release, a release that is liberating & purifying, a polemical catharsis that opposes the omnipresent reduction of existence, a ritual that desires to cast aside artificial, material and superstitious arrangements and constraints and puts us in touch with our sentient origins as much as with realities of the times we live in.
…why do insects exist?
there’s more than a million insect-types. and thus theoretically also more than a million answers.
but really this question is rather unfair. maybe the question should be formulated differently: what if there were no insects anymore? scientists have asked themselves this question, and even though of course prognosis varies, one point is agreed upon by all: human life as we know it would cease to exist. entomologists give humans, after the hypothetical extinction of the invertebrates (of which insects form the majority), another 10 years. however fast our demise, a vanishing of the insect-population would in any case have devastating effects.
insects are important, vital, for us, mainly for their services, the most apparent of which is pollination. plants fall back on animal assistants because they cannot move freely. insects pollinate a vast amount of plants, especially those important for us; fruit-bearing plants as well as vegetables as well as onions, garlic and chili, coffee, tea, cocoa… the soy-bean doesn’t
require pollination, but visits by bees and other pollinators increase its fruitbearing abilities and resistancy and improves the harvest.
after our food vanishing our clothing would disappear. the most important natural fibres wouldn’t exist without the adding of insects. cottonwool for example is pollinated by insects.
if insects were to perish, humans would hardly miss them as a source of food. however, the human independence from insects as a food-source is an exception among the vertebrates. most vertebrates depend on insects. for freshwater fish they constitute a main source of food; amphibians need insects; smaller reptiles prefer insects; insects and their relatives come up for more than a third of the food-intake of feathered game and songbirds. the list of insect-devouring mammals is long too…
insects are also the most important recyclists on our planet. without them heaps of dung, dead wood and carrion would keep on piling up. earth-bound insects fertilise and enrichen the soil with nutritive substances…
… and why do humans exist?
•text taken from a flyer distributed on some of his live performances.