[CANCELED] The Mouth/Heave
The mouth is the gateway between two worlds: the internal and the external. There is an inner voice that drives all of us - like an inner monologue, a voice-over, that narrates relentlessly, suppressed and hidden beneath the surface. And then there is the voice that we project into the world - fleeting articulations, eloquent speeches, or incoherent, mumbled whispers. This audible voice is vulnerable, extremely fragile - a fragment of us exposed and projected outside of us, into the abyss. And there is a chasm between the internal and the external voices: a dichotomy between intimate and public voices, between our secret internal monologue and the voice that we cast into the world and that is heard. And the mouth is that threshold, embodying it like a purgatory. The piece asks what this intimate voice is, what is there to be repressed, retained, flowing under the surface? And what can then be said, if anything can be said?
Pull, break, stretch, collapse. Heave is a work that questions the boundaries between matter, between skins. The text tells the story of growth: in and out of the earth; in one's body and in one's memory. It also tells the story of a separation: from a loved one, from an interconnected whole. It is through this juxtaposition of human and non-human experiences, the visible, the invisible, and the magical that Heave strives to create an animated world.
Juliet Fraser soprano
Alexis Baskind IRCAM Computer Design
Rebecca Saunders The Mouth
Sivan Eldar Heave