There is no presale for this show. Tickets can be purchased on the door from 7pm.
Limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis: please come early to avoid disappointment!
An innovative composition for spoken language, six onstage loudspeakers and live electronics, The Speaker can be seen as a form of “aural theatre” or preformative piece of “musique concre?te” exploring the interlocking themes of solipsism, paranoia and identity.
The growing tension between the immediacy of vocal sounds and their human carrier (Pan Daijing) is questioned in relation to the artificial system of electronics: the performer and the loudspeakers act at times as separated, incompatible subjects, at times in dialogue. Eventually a transformation or metamorphosis of one into the other is achieved in a relationship of meanings forever in escape.
Opening the night is Argentinian acousmatic composer Beatriz Ferreyra. The singular artist with a passion for unusual sounds and esoteric approaches to attaining knowledge is given carte blanche for the evening to play a selection of her works. “For all Beatriz Ferreyra’s use of technology, something vivid and wild about her music gives the suggestion of the organic, even as the music is composed and controlled with extreme precision… Ferreyra manages to occupy an idiosyncratic position where she almost stands alone. Her pieces are possessed by an almost phantasmagoric intensity.” Richard Thomas, The WIRE