Date: 5 March 2014
A listening session contributed by noalanguageschool with excerpts from works by Meredith Monk, Joan La Barbara, Diamanda Galàs, Cathy Berberian and others.
Curated by Angela Serino in collaboration with Francesco Bernardelli for noalanguageschool. Part of the series “Voice Creature of Transition”, Studium Generale Rietveld Academie 2014.
A solitary king is caught by a beautiful voice and wanders mesmerized among the rooms and corridors of his castle, imagining the person who utters it. What is hidden of that person in the voice that the eyes of the king won’t see? ‘There is a person alive, with a throat, a chest, feelings who is pushing this voice so much to be different from all the other voices.’ Italo Calvino writes in the story “A King Listens”.
Inspired by this tale Angela Serino and Francesco Bernardelli invite us to listen to significant (female) experimental composers, singers and performers of our time, who in their work explore the physiology of the voice and the limits of vocal techniques while expanding the possibilities of contemporary composition by mingling and absorbing other artistic disciplines, including dance, electronics, performance and theatre.