language land sea

language land sea

Friday, 13 October 2023, 1.10pm

language land sea
Concept + Composition by Karen Power
(2023) - for Human: Loré Lixenberg + Nature: Environments
Multichannel Sound, Video + Live Performance

language land sea (2023) places Lore (singer/performer) in a sonic macro environment, which is composed of multiple real + imagined places. Once inside Lore and our listening audience are invited to re-hear or reconsider our (humans) role on this planet.

lls is built entirely on field recordings made by the composer of heard and unheard sounds from some of the most remote and local environments around the world. It is conceived in response to my realisation that we are increasingly present everywhere, even in the most remote locations on earth. In its simplest ambition, lls creates time and space for us all to ask questions about our what relationship with our planet is? Through a series of sonic and visual cues, we are offered time to listen to our world differently and perhaps appreciate the natural diversity abundant within any ecosystem. We ask you to consider that our ‘footprint’ lasts and infiltrates the life of an ecosystem long after we have departed.

Lore Lixenberg’s unique and extraordinary voice, presence and extensive creative work with birds makes her the perfect partner to these environments. Our human conditioning means that we begin our work in a state of dominance. As Lore attempts to find her place, listens and understands the needs of the environments she occupies her behaviour and mannerisms become altered. Lore helps us to hear our way forward.

Karen Power

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Published by krnpwr on 19 September 2023

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