“Amplified Souls” is a live sound performance by Gilles Aubry based on a research on the amplified religious soundscape of Kinshasa, DRC, for the Global Prayers project.
Aubry improvises on a quad sound system with recordings documenting a spiritual deliverance session at the Libambu Ministry Church. During collective praying sessions involving speaking-in-tongues and a massive sound-system, the church members oppose evil spirits causing various existential problems. The sound, powerful and over-distorted, attests both on their supernatural powers and their capacity for soul amplification… By extension, the performance also questions the devotion of noise music fans and the cultural boundaries of faith, noise and technology.
Also check Gilles Aubry’s CD/book “The Amplification of Souls” on adoc.de which documents his research in Kinshasa.