Speak if You Can, Otherwise Sing it
(2014 performance PEAkort 10#)

Choral work, live performance, duration 20 minutes.

The works derived from a research on how to (re) gain speech through music. The particular text for the choir derives from an interview between the artist and a music therapist specialized in the SMTA method (Speech and Music Therapy for Aphasia). The interview is split into two voices: the singular voice of the speech therapist and the voice of choir. The choir is singing the reply from the interviewer; the singular voice appears and is over stemmed by the phonic voice of the choir. The work addresses subjects such as singing, music, language and the functioning of the brain, conveying a transformation and understanding of language through the act of singing.

 Performance PEAkort 10#