*Three Voices- Winner of the 2017 Sydney Fringe Festival Critics Choice Award*
Life is transition. We drift between paradoxical states of perception. Like hypnagogia, the state of loose consciousness between waking and sleep, we may find ourselves between two concrete modes in an abstract, transitory space.
The rarely-performed musical work Three Voices composed by Morton Feldman, is known to bring about an immersive or meditative experience for listeners, inducing quiet and introspective reflection through a shifting sonic landscape. One live singer and two speakers entwine in a 50 minute dialogue of synchronicity and discord, harmony and suspense, unison and isolation. This performance draws inspiration from the elusive lyrics “Who’d have thought that snow falls,” and performer Sonya’s personal discovery of her Australian Indigenous heritage. Within a theatrical frame, Three Voices explores the collision of contrasting worlds and calls into question notions of balance, understanding and reconciliation.
Set in the late evening when the alert mind begins to succumb to the drifting subconscious, this self-induced sensory experience will open the psyche to fluid visual imagery and lucid thought as a way of interpreting paradoxical, abstract material.
Performed by Sonya Holowell
Designed by Elia Bosshard
Lighting by Roderick van Gelder
Photography by Vsevolod Vlaskine
Supported by the School of the Arts and Media, UNSW
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