Confusion of the Choir

performance of Violaine Lochu for 4 singers, with Chloé Breillot, Mira Ceti and Catherine Gringelli, 15 min, production Contemporary Art Center Chanot, Clamart, 2018

The Contemporay Art Center Chanot was not specifically conceived as a space for listening. Like in most exhibition spaces the acoustics are not particularly well adapted for music or sound art, on account of strong reverberation. Violaine Lochu plays with this «flaw» by composing a performance for four singers designed to amplify these characteristics, and question the limits of vocal intelligibility.