Stream the new radio version of experimental vocalist Stine Janvin Motland‘s work “In Labour”, commissioned by ORF Oe1 Kunstradio and festival musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst. For the few following days, the audio can be accessed here.
“In Labour on Radio” is a piece combining improvised interpretations of an audio score made from two recorded performances of the live radio play In Labour, which is a live transmission of Motland’s voice and her sonic surroundings as she moves between outdoor and indoor spaces, in this case at Inderøya in Norway, and in Athens, Greece. The voice accompanies the environments as a sub-, back- and front layer, with the attempt of bringing the audience closer to something and suggesting that the performer and it’s surroundings could play equal parts in a narrative. The duality of the voice and surroundings, makes the framework for this radio version of in Labour, and is presented for improvising musicians as a score to interpret. The musicians are treating the timbres, pitches and timing of the recordings as indicators of how and when to play, adding new layers of musicality to the intimacy of the voice and the theatricality of the sonic sceneries.
Rebecca Lane – Flute
Morten J. Olsen – Grand Cassa
Andrea Neumann – Inside Piano
The album version of “In Labour” was produced by Lasse Marhaug and published on Pica Disk in 2014.
Stine Janvin Motland was nominated to the SHAPE platform by Insomnia festival.
Photo by Camille Blake