The Counting Sisters and Other Stories in The Sovereign Forest exhibition serves as a starting point for Julia Mihály’s performance. Considered as a multi-layered dialogue, this musical translation will use her own voice, covering a wide range of contemporary vocal techniques, in dialogue with live electronic sound extensions and spatial sound movements. Since the performance aims to stay in a constant dialogue with the exhibition, the musical structure will leave space for inherent soundscapes in the exhibition.
This Staging is part of the public programme of Amar Kanwar: The Sovereign Forest.
Julia Mihály (Germany/Singapore) is an artist at the border of contemporary music, performance art, electroacoustic music and electronica. She connects her voice with live-electronics using game controllers and motion sensors to modulate her vocal. She is a regular guest lecturer at universities including School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, German European School Singapore, University for Music, Drama and Media Hanover, Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg, and the State University for Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, Germany. Currently she has a visiting professorship for Electronic Composition at the University of Art in Bern, Switzerland. Mihály has been on concert tours to festivals for contemporary music in Brazil, France, Denmark, Hungary, Turkey, Germany, Singapore, Japan and the Sultanate of Oman.
Image credits: Amar Kanwar: The Sovereign Forest, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, 30 July – 9 October 2016, installation view. Courtesy NTU CCA Singapore.