For voice, strophonion and one chair to be ignored.
Making reference to birds and Rodin.
Video recording by Diethild Meier.
Recorded on July 22, 2016 at Dock 11 as part of
"Doctor D meets Doctor V",
a duet performance by Susanne Martin (dance) and Alex Nowitz (voice, strophonion),
presented during the Improvisation XChange Festival Berlin, organised by Jenny Haack.
The video was made possible thanks to the support of Improvisation XChange Festival and Dock 11.
The Strophonion is a gesture-controlled digital musical instrument that has been developed and built at STEIM in Amsterdam over a period of two years from 2010 through 2012.
For an in-depth study of the instrument, feel free to read the article with the title "Defining and Playing the Strophonion: Extending Vocal Art Performance using a Custom Digital Musical Instrument" published at econtact!, issue 18.3, hosted by the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC),