Last weekend I performed Onur Türkmen‘s Songs from a Circle at November Music. It was the first time I did it in its fully staged version, and it was amazing to feel how much space that gave me to go deeper with the piece. Can’t wait to record it in Ankara in January !
I’ll be back at November Music this coming Saturday with the premiere of a powerful new work by Yannis Kyriakides :
Face is a multimedia composition for voice, violin, recorders, piano, live electronics and video, based on notions of face, not only as a manifestation of emotion and identity, but as a data set to be collected and used by external powers. The piece navigates between the problematic practice of anthropometry in the early 20th century, specifically the measurement of cranial features to determine character types, to the current use of emotional face recognition software to collect data about the emotional engagement of consumers.
MUSIC Yannis Kyriakides / IMAGE Johannes Schwartz / TEXT Maria Barnas
ELECTRA ENSEMBLE : VOICE Michaela Riener / VIOLIN Diamanda Dramm / RECORDER Susanne Borsch / PIANO&KEYBOARD Saskia Lankhoorn
photo : Johannes Schwartz