Public Privacy #6: voice | bright no more

performance scene for singer, video and electronics

Public Privacy #6 voice Bright no more | Muntendorfmusic/video/scene: Brigitta Muntendorf
duration: 8 min
premiere: Festival Rümlingen 2017, in frame of SCREEN-SHARING
composed for: Frauke Aulbert, singer and performer (www.stimmkuenstlerin.de)

general technical needs: 
projector / screen (white Gaze or natural proejction surface)
Stereo-PA and subwoofer
effect device for voice (for example TC Helicon Voicelive 2 or voice-software)
microphone (Shure SM 58)
requisites: working desk & laptop with score, different varicolored LED-Lights

Trailer

Program notes

Public Privacy #6: voice: bright no more is the a piece within the Public Privacy series for solo instrument, video and electronics. The discourse about the public and the private in our digital culture takes place against a backdrop of manifold and fast moving developments. I composed the piece while my stay in Japan, Kyoto, at the Villa Kamogawa of the Goethe Institute. My experiences and observations concerning the structural organization of the Japanese society and communication had a deep impact on my artistic access to socio-political themes connected to a living within the digital culture. A completely different society with different models of public and private, balancing between a future-oriented thinking and the preservation of traditions, confronted with political implications on the development of individuality on the one hand and the required conformity on the other hand. The“Craziness of the Japanese“ – as the saying goes – appeared more and more as multi-layered consequences of a socio-political structure, some images seem to be weird, yes, but from circumstances that force people to invent and create real, digital and interpersonal spaces, we don’t have or need in Europe or other parts of the western world.

Separation and isolation as visibilities of an imbalance between public and private are not only in Japan a big topic – they’re social realities in every society, in which capitalistic ideas creates new needs and expectations.

On this background I wanted to show the vulnerable but also powerful side of this tireless and artificial force to develop a so called individuality. Sharing the space with an „I“, that yes, could be individuality. But it could also be a construction of relationship between a force and a space in between models of public and private and a state between being and performing.

commissioned by Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung and Festival Rümlingen