Andrea Young and Alo Allik. Live network performance between Valencia, CA and London, UK.
Bocca is an improvisation for voice and voice-controlled electronics and was performed with Alo Allik's mikro:geen (a gene expression programming machine and improvising system), where the vocal data streams controlled digital synthesizers in Kyma, while Allik’s artificial learning system mimicked these warped features and responded with genetically evolved synthesizers. This network performance was performed in Valencia, CA, 2013, and Scarborough, UK, 2012.
by Agostino Di Scipio. Recording. L'Aquila, Italy, 2010.
Recording of Agostino Di Scipio's work for live electronics and mouth performer at the composer's studio in L'Aquila, Italy. The performance of this work requires attention to the involuntary muscular movements inside the mouth and to feedback monitoring. This work was subsequently performed at The Vancity Culture Lab, Vancouver, 2010, at CalArts, Valencia, California, 2011, and published by La Camera Verde on the accompanying CD for the composer's written work: Polveri sonore. Una prospettiva ecosistemica della composizione.
by Hector Bravo Benard. Live performance. Het Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ, Amsterdam, 2005.
Written for me by the composer in 2004-05, this work requires extreme control within the individual features of the acoustic, classically trained voice. Performances took place in Amsterdam (NL), Vancouver (CA), Venice (IT), Montreal (CA) and Los Angeles (US), and came to influence my current work with live vocal feature extraction and voice-controlled electronics.
by Daniel Brandes. Recording, California, 2013.
Daniel Brandes is a composer from Canada who began composing this work for me in 2010, culminating in a three hour long work for voice and electronics which was premiered at Open Space Gallery in March, 2014. The sixteen movements of ten minutes each in duration are comprised of nearly inaudible noise, sine tones and brief vocal utterances. Hard copies and digital downloads are available here.
Each one: a place; a remote, abstract landscape; a space
in which to be deeply immersed—to become lost.
"And then, momentarily, emerging from the snowy vista, a familiar signpost: the human voice." – Daniel Brandes
"When singing silence, the vocalist emits a voice which is not heard, revealing the presence of the inner voice that holds space without sound. The common positivistic connotation of voice is challenged, offering experimentation with the negative space of the voice, the plurality of voices that occur within each person and the movement between these voices. To sing may be better understood as the practice of moving between the inner voice to the audible voice and back again, from one voice of conscience to another voice of projection." —Andrea Young
released 15 March 2014
Performed and Recorded by Andrea Young: Los Angeles CA, 2013-2014
Due to the very quiet volume of this piece–and the nature of the noise material–much of the nuance and of the sound-world will be inaudible on standard lap-top speakers.