Event | Voice: bodily constraints, endless opportunities
Online conversation with Chaya Czernowin and Angelo Custodio
Part of Sound in Action
Date: 27 May (21.12)
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“I’m not interested in creating a beautiful moment of art, but rather to create a situation where if it’s done well, then everybody is in a kind of universe that is happening in front of their ears.”
“I always use the metaphor of a narrow bridge where you can fall to two sides. One side you can fall to is the cliche. Pathos, opera, etc. Boom, you are drowned. Dead. The other side you can fall to is manipulation: it’s new, it’s so amazing! […] You don’t want that either. […] That’s why it’s so amazing to work with voice.”
“the strategy for me is just so that I can create this situational moment that is less safe, in certain ways, and that creates an opportunity to have a more active presence […] of the audience that allows me space to push some boundaries”.
“Beyond the discursive part of the voice – if there are words at all – there is this layer of affect that is not controllable”
In this radio conversation with one of the most prominent contemporary opera composers Chaya Czernowin, and a boundary defying research artist and performer Angelo Custodio, we talk voice: bodily constraints, endless opportunities, and inevitable existentialism. The conversation will be broadcasted on Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee and will afterwards be available on their Soundcloud platform.