Join artist Hui Serene Sze Lok for a special performance as part of her Scold, Gossip and Siren (A trilogy on feminine voice, word and song), on view in ‘Post-Human Narratives—In the Name of Scientific Witchery’. The music composition in Siren is based on a transcription, using musical notation, of speeches found from recordings whose vocalisations have not been recognised as belonging to any known human language. The source of the text is not visible but is played as a layer of undertone muttered below the melody. During a live performance the original voice recordings are played back in a speaker system while the musician follows the notation as closely as possible in unison or in chord variations. To perform this uncanny piece of musical score the musician will have to summon all precision from his musical practice, while he will have to put these trained abilities in an invisible power beyond recognisable human control.
Music performance: Isaac So