Hybird, performance voice and accordion, 30 min, 2017
Barn owl, Bohemian waxwing, wood grouse, great bittern, wood pigeon, Siberian jay, tree finch, willow grouse. . . prolonging a study on the songbirds of France and Lapland, Violaine Lochu, in an exercise of hybridization (much more than imitation) that engages not only her voice but also her body, reinvents herself as a bird-woman (perhaps an echo of the mythological sirens who also feature heavily in her work). This metamorphosis is accompanied by an accordion which is played, beaten, scraped, scratched and struck.
score booklet, 12 pages, 14.5 x 21 cm, 2018