Pictures by Nadia Roccato
The origin of the piece SHILL is Anne Carson’s text “The Gender of Sound”. In this text Carson discusses the cultural codes of the gendered voice. She argues that there is an embedded prejudice against the female gendered voice and that the cause of this dismissal is related to the bright frequency quality of this voice.
In SHRILL, sound artist Julia Giertz has been working with vocal syntheses as well as speech synthesis. The sounds that we hear in this piece do not come from humans, however at times they do share frequency spectra and formant structure with human voices.
The piece was created for 24-channels at Notam in Oslo and EMS in Stockholm. It has been presented at Italienska Palatset in Växjö, and november 22-24 it will be part of an installation at Sound of Stockholm. At Danseatelier Giertz will present a binaural version of the piece.
SHRILL is part of a new body of work that Julia Giertz is developing together with choreographer Marie Topp (DK).
How is it possible to address the nothing as an object in a physical discourse?
This is a solo.
This is something new. This is a continuation.
I will continue to try and challenge different expectations, this time focusing on the nature of observing. I will still play on arbitrary social norms and ambiguous codes of identity and communication.
a performance journal composed of monads and their invocations to the spaces in-between
Velkommen til det klichefyldte og nemme.
Små ting; som gamle malerier, en rose
holder fast i både følelser, tid og mange historier.
Vi masserer en fortid og en fremtid ind i vores fine, groteske hjerter.
Åh længsel, åh slutty slutty hjerte.
*Mermiad of the Hypersea*
Dancing as a body of water.
Singing like a mermaid of the sea within.
Mermaid of the Hypersea is a liquid concert that extends us and connects us through the water we all consist of into a dance of transformations.
Olga M. Andrynowska
November 24th 2018
Poster by Oline Marie Andersen