Voices of Umeå
AN EXPERIMENTAL ART MUSIC PROJECT BY COMPOSER ANDERS LIND/ DEPARTMENT OF CREATIVE STUDIES/ UMEÅ UNIVERSITY/ SWEDEN.
VOICES OF UMEÅ draws attention to the most fundamental thing in our everyday communication with the world around us - Our unique possibillity of making sounds and music, through our voice. The project invites the citizens of Umeå to participate in, and experience a musical process, where the human voice integrated with modern, innovative technology are explored as musical expressions.
A series of interactive voice recording instruments are exhibited in public spaces in Umeå. The instruments encourages the citizens to explore their voices and at the same time their voice interactions are recorded. The recorded voices are used as the fundamental material in the making of three major compositions for the project. VOICES OF UMEÅ aims to explore composition and performance practises of music with the human voice and modern technology, draw attention to experimental music to a diverse audience and to provide stunning musical experiences.
PART I: WE SPEAK MUSIC! 2013-05-08/ UMEÅ UNIVERSITY
A composition for processed voices, mixed crowd and 16 channel speakersystem. The composition is premiered at Umeå university by music students from the university.
PART II: SINGING INSTRUMENTS! 2013-09-29 – 2013-11-24/ VBM
An interactive exhibition with a series of innovative instruments at Västerbottens museum/ Umeå. The exhibition invites the visitor to be a part of a creative process, where components of music is explored.
PART III: EVERYBODY SCREAM!!! 2014-05/ NORRLANDSOPERAN
A major interactive composition for processed voices, major crowd/audience with live electronics and multichannel speakersystem. The composition is premiered by various choirs of Umeå/ students of Umeå university/ pupils at music schools/ Invited citizens and the audience at the Operahouse of Norrland/ Umeå in may 2014.