Something In Your Voice was a show by Emergency Chorus, still in development. I collaborated on the development of the show, and composed the sound for the most recent showing
The Triumph of our Tired Eyes; 2016
I wrote a song for this show by Ben Kulvichit and Ang Kia Yee. It’s one of three student shows I’m including here. I only wrote one song for it, but I think it was quite a nice song. A work song/a song about working.
In their words:
“A devised performance inspired by Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya.
Chekov’s characters sit in the garden in a springtime stupor; not working, falling in love, failing to fall in love. Waiting for something happen.
A series of everyday choreographies, looking at themes of boredom, work, ecology and rest, and widening out Chekhov’s play to include a personal dimension - our relationship to artistic labour.
What is it to make a work of art, and why do we do it? How do we reimagine our relationship with work, and how does this relate to the project of making art?”
The song is in one part and then in four parts. SATB, the whole deal. I dunno what was significant about five years. At the time, I would have been 16 five years ago, which I suppose would have been a passage into adulthood sort of age at one time. Perhaps that’s it. I wrote the lyrics on the bus and the melody in the shower.
More info HERE
photo by Ang Kia Yee and/or Ben Kulvichit