A traditional folksong is sung acoustically into a microphone, which sends a delay signal to four loudspeakers. The singer’s voice is heard at first only acoustically, but towards the second half of the song, the delay begins to be heard through the speakers. The delay appears at first to be natural; a pure echo (or reflection) of the voice, but as the effects continue, it becomes clear that the sound has also been affected and distorted by a pitch shift. As the layers of delay begin to increase, the singer stops singing, and the sound crescendos before gradually fading away. The sound moves from the live, accoustic performance of the singer, to each of the speakers, which reflect the digital delay back into the room. The singer and separate speakers each become activated in turn.
Performed 27.11.2015 at PALS Festival, Fylkingen, Stockholm. Filmed by Denis Romanovski.