INTERVIEW: INAUDIBLE

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1.  Who is inaudible? And why the name?

Inaudible consists of Mutle Mothibe ( writer/ performer), Thabo Manto (writer/ performer) and Mohale Molefe( producer).   2.  How, when and why was Inaudible formed?

 2.  How, when and why was Inaudible formed?

It was 2003 at the Vaal University of Technology.  Two poets ( Myself and Mutle)were sharing their pieces at the back of the cafeteria ( a place where rappers, graffiti artists, poets and singers hang out) with a producer ( Mohale Molefe). Mohale was so excited by what he heard that he suggested we record our material. A week later we were at Mohales place recording on his mixtape “pilgrim Age”. Pilgrim Age was a rap mixtape and a lot of people where asking who the poets where on the mixtape and so we decided to record our own work.  We called ourselves Inaudible because at the time we recorded our work we realised that the way we wrote and the music that Mohale made for the words was never heard before. “unheard’ poetry didn’t have a nice ring to it so we decided “Inaudible” was more suitable. Inaudible was formed because we had stories to tell and we genuinely loved what we do.

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3.  What makes Inaudible different from other poetry collectives?

At the time Inaudible was created most recorded poetry had a similar form to it. The writing had a similar theme and it was packed with allot of refrains.  Inaudible on the other hand told stories and dabbled with Ideas most poets did not explore.

4.  Inaudible has released three albums, how have the albums been received?

Each of these albums were recorded and distributed mainly in the Vaal Triangle area but they somehow found their way to Capetown, P.E, Bloemfontein, KZN,  and other places. I think definition was the album with the most influence. Till this day we still get comments from people telling us that they started writing because of the inspiration they got from that album.5.  What is Inaudible currently working on?

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 5.  What is Inaudible currently working on?

As a collective we are mainly performing and promoting a re-issue of our second album “Brail Magazine” (which can be purchased from myself or Mutle along with Comprehension for only R100.00 for both). Myself and Mutle form part of another collective called Brake Seshions where we teamed up with Rennie Alexander, gratitude Fisher and Rantoloko Molokoane to focus on stage productions. The first one we did is a play called “Estar: The Confrontation”. So that side of things is also very exciting and it presents its own unique challenges

6.  Is it challenging to maintain your individual identities and brands while being part of the collective?

 As Inaudible it is not very challenging at all because we formed the albums in such a way that  we could still maintain our individuality within the collective. Also when you see us perform live it is very easy to tell us apart as we have different styles of writing and performing.

7.  Why are we not seeing a lot of collaborative work within poetry?

 I think it is because collaborative work requires allot effort work than solo work. Relationship dynamics also play a vital role in collaborations. You need to know your own writing and what you can and cannot do so you can push yourself beyond your limits as much as possible. Also collaborations introduce you to different sides of your writing aswell, I had allot of fun writing as Maximilious de Ceiver in Brake Seshions play “Estar

8.  The funniest moment on stage was when…(please complete the sentence)?

When our producer  Mohale Molefe got on stage with us and gave an amazing performance ( he has always been behind the music, we never expected it).9.  Inaudible is showcasing at the next Word N Sound episode. What should we anticipate from this performance?
10.  Andrew Manyika will be showcasing as well. He says your album ‘Definition’ was the first spoken word product he ever heard. How does that make you feel and what are your thoughts on him as a writer and performer?

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9.  Inaudible is showcasing at the next Word N Sound episode. What should we anticipate from this performance?

The best of Myself and Mutle. And Hopefully our producer will have a surprise up his sleeve fro Word n Sound audiences aswell.

10.  Andrew Manyika will be showcasing as well. He says your album ‘Definition’ was the first spoken word product he ever heard. How does that make you feel and what are your thoughts on him as a writer and performer?

 That makes us feel very proud indeed. Andrew is one of my favourite writers aswell. I was awestruck by his performance at last year’s Word n Sound Open Mic Finale.

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