SCORES FOR BIRDS AND HUMANS

2016

Sound installation, five sound loops of various lengths.
A series of short performances of various lengths.

The work is a result of a meeting between my voice and the birds on the Icelandic island of Grímsey. Sound recordings from the birds have been used as a starting point for creating loops, which contains fragments of bird song, a human voice, and a digital cross-over between the two. In an ambigous vocal expression which oscillates between the human and the non-human, the natural and the artificial I mix fragments of bird song with elements of human speech. The sounds were played back on cordless speakers to the birds in their own habitat, as well as being presented as an installation at Bókasafnið Drangsnesi, in Drangsnes (IS).