ACOUSTIC TABLEAUX, VISUALS, HUMAN VOICE, SILENCE, NOISE, TIME, LIGHT
S A B I N A M E Y E R - VOICE
E L I O M A R T U S C I E L L O - ELECTRONICS, VIDEO
LivePerformance forvoice, electronics & video.
sibilo sibilla. music for voice&noise is a sound landscape whose protagonists are the voice, electronically treated objects and video.
For sibilo sibilla I thought about my natural environment. I thought about the objects around me. I wanted to listen to them, to try to find out about their interior life. To explore their sound, real or imaginary, pushed me to speak to them, to interact with them through my vocal improvisation and experimentation, as if tales, languages and memories could spring out of them. For this I have involved a musician who's a composer and improvisor working for a long time on possibile transformation from sound to rumour (crackling, rattling, rustling, air). The score consists in a trajectory of neat evocations organized in ten segments with precise lengths. Every fragment results from extramusical elements: from psychoanalytical language to technical-mechanical expressions, from poetry to visual arts and cinema. “The nightbird between hoarseness and transparency” is an instant imagine of a dream, as well as the water-elements in Andreij Tarkovski’s Stalker becomes a neat frame for Long Distances. The run-up of the words as “to totter, to stagger, to shilly-shally, to dilly-dally” in Eclipse evoke skin-deep stream of musical movement which will be immediately stopped by the words “to lash, to whip, to squeeze, to tremble, to hit, to ruin” in Cruelly.
Objects and electronics have been recorded first and the voice is inserted in a already fixed material and moves in this spectrum of substances to lap the sound texture, to drown in it and suddenly surface to direct the score. Sometimes the texture gets very dense and tight around the throat and unexpectedly silence takes its place.
Temporeale www.temporeale.it, 26.05.2018