Exploring the sonic force of the human voice and how easily it can be silenced.
ESIN GUNDUZ – En-he-du-an-na-me-en (3′)
MIRA CALIX – code poem: any chance of war? (c.9′)
LAURA BOWLER – Cover Squirrel (c.15′)
Includes improvisations by Angharad Davies
(A woman sits alone in the room. She tries to speak. Her voice is gone.)
Mezzo-soprano Rosie Middleton and violinist Angharad Davies perform a sequence of works that explore the sonic force of the human voice and how easily it can be silenced.
Esin Gunduz examines power and resistance in music that transforms Rosie’s voice through electronic manipulation. Semaphore, morse code and other non-verbal communication inform Mira Calix’s anti-war musical poem. In Cover Squirrel by Laura Bowler, the human voice switches from operatic power to broken and unintelligible fragments. This provocative performance blends music and physical gesture by two captivating, exceptional performers.
This performance has no interval. There will be a post-show Q&A with the artists.
Thanks to the Hinrichsen Foundation for supporting Sounds of Now.
Time advertised is the start time, please check your ticket for door time.