Words Without Words (2006)

Sofia Kamayianni

for 2-channel tape

The piece explores the parallel world which exists while dreaming, the hidden secrets of the subconscious. We encounter a whole scenery of voices talking in a language full of emotions, feelings, messages--messages which are not clear in the everyday language of the conscious mind but are definitely perceived through other paths. The title was inspired by a short poem of Samuel Beckett “e’coute-les”. The piece is based on vocal samples created mainly by the composer herself, using extended vocal techniques. Source material recorded from performances by the singers Tobias Schlierf and Dora Petridi.

Words without Words was selected for the EBU Ars Acustica 20th anniversary CD.

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