Turning Singer 1

THE TURNING SINGER

2015 | collaboration with Nathan French | 17 minutes | operatic performance

An “air” conductor / counter-tenor opera singer dressed like the 5th Element’s Diva gracefully moves on a turning plateau; with his crystalline voice, he sings opera and conducts some remixes of classical music tracks.

Analyse by Thomas Buysens

” This performance is a transformation step towards the trans-human, Porsperger incarnates a possible evolution of the human race, virtuoso and tragic, enigmatic. The public is the orchestra, but unable to follow Porsperger’s instructions to « produce » sounds. Porsperger show us, with patience, without despair. A great inspiration in my personal research to trans-human form, which will come rather a crypto-medievals fauna of forests.”


Soundtrack

J. Porsperger | Glass work

G. Ligeti | Volumina

G. Ligeti | Musica ricercata

J. Adams | Shaker loops

B. Britten | Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge

H. Purcell | Music for a while

S. Prokofiev | Romeo and Juliet

 

” This performance is a transformation step towards the trans-human, Porsperger incarnates a possible evolution of the human race, virtuoso and tragic, enigmatic. The public is the orchestra, but unable to follow Porsperger’s instructions to « produce » sounds. Porsperger show us, with patience, without despair. A great inspiration in my personal research to trans-human form, which will come rather a crypto-medievals fauna of forests.”


Bruxelles | résidence LaVallée, VK Concerts | 2015