Abstract Songs - The Step Between Words and Music
This project was aimed at developing processes for "singer-specific" composing. I was interested in bypassing genre definitions and traditional compositional perspectives to reveal the territory between words, music and the singer. A lot of improvising and experimental processes led us to surprising creations and a deep connection between the singers, Lara Eidi, Kate Smith, Claire Bournez and myself.We went down unknown routes, from abstract starting points, finely threading the line between music and storytelling. I wanted to create music for the voice which would capture a meaning without imitating instruments or adhering to song formats.