(A woman sits alone in the room. She tries to speak. Her voice is gone.)
This sequence of works ponders the voice's inherent strength and its fragility. Highlights include Esin Gunduz's exploration of a voice reborn inspired by interference and transformation and using multi-layered recordings of Rosie’s voice, Mira Calix's musical reflection on non-verbal communication techniques against war, and Laura Bowler's fluctuation of vocal power in "Cover Squirrel." Experience a blend of music and physical expression by these two outstanding performers.
Discover snippets of their performances and delve deeper into the Voice(less) project at: https://musicintheround.co.uk/projects/sounds-of-now-voiceless/
- ROSIE MIDDLETON: Mezzo-soprano
- ANGHARAD DAVIES: Violin
- ESIN GUNDUZ: En-he-du-an-na-me-en (13 mins)
- MIRA CALIX: code poem: any chance of war? (Approx. 9 mins)
- LAURA BOWLER: Cover Squirrel (Approx. 15 mins)
- Plus improvisations by Angharad Davies
This concert includes themes of trauma and war.
The show will proceed without any breaks.
An interactive session with the artists will follow the performance.
Rosie Middleton: A mezzo-soprano focusing on contemporary music. In 2019, Rosie engaged in artist residencies at Snape Maltings and The Banff Centre, collaborating on the voice(less) series – a blend of voice and electronics exploring vocal limitations and communication.
Angharad Davies: A London-based violinist from Wales, Angharad embraces free-improvisation, compositions, and performance. Her approach to sound transcends the boundaries of her classical training, emphasizing keen listening and exploration.