Multichannel electroacoustic work with video
Concept, Composer, Vocalist: Kristin Norderval
Video processing: Katherine Liberovskaya
Camera: Kaia Means
Text: Monique Wittig
Available on the album Sounding Out! – A compilation of multichannel electroacoustic works by Madelyn Byrne, Renee T. Coulombe, Linda Dusman, Mara Helmuth, Kristin Norderval, and Anna Rubin. Redland, FL: Everglade Records, 2010. DVD.
Premiere and DVD release concert: “Sounding Out” Roulette, NYC, Saturday, January 23, 2010
Showings at various festivals, including the 2010 International Computer Music Conference and the IUP Ninth Festival of Women Composers.
Excerpt from a review of the album Sounding Out! by Paula Matthusen: Women & Music, Vol 16
Kristin Norderval’s striking vocal utterances and migrating harmonies permeate the final track of the album in “m/y much desired one”, which evolves from samples of her singing, gradually layering one track on top of the other. The sweet, lulling environment this creates is gently ruffled by a whispering voice quoting passages by Monique Wittig. Camera work by Kaia Means and video editing and processing by Katherine Liberovskaya provide a delicate symbiosis to the piece, involving slowly moving concrete imagery that at times is abstract but seems frequently to draw from the physical world, using imagery of a silhouetted figure against the sharp geometries of buildings intercut by leafless branches in the foreground, for example.