How do you write? How do you tell the story? How do you see? How do you get acquainted with the place? How do you read the traces? How do you go there… Georges Perec
In May 2009 I began a research project with a.pass, under the a.pt umbrella, focusing on vocal dexterity and diversity, composition and text. This final presentation, the Passage… is an installation/performance centred on the voice and text in performance to create a sensorial soundscape journey.
Trained and working as an actor/interpreter and vocal performer, my research during my a.pt experience was to find ways of writing, from both a text based and compositional aspect. To find ways of incorporating Contemporary Voice, and other various vocal qualities in a non- concert context.
This final project is to focus on different colours and qualities of voice in performance, playing with the use of the (in)visible by embodiment of sound in space, to see how this effects the passenger through their space sound journey.
The starting point of the performance, the vocal piece Where is the light, was written out of the necessity to express the sentiments of displacement and solitude in relation to ‘forced or rather self imposed forced migration’.
“Reminiscences, even extensive ones, do not always amount to an autobiography. For autobiography has to do with time, with sequence and what makes up the continuous flow of life. Here, I am talking of a space, of moments and discontinuities. For even if months and years appear here, it is in the form they have in the moment of recollection. This strange form -- it may be called fleeting or eternal -- is in neither case the stuff that life is made of.”… Walter Benjamin