Pitcher is a collection of solo performances with voice, piano accordion, and electronics. Voice is manipulated by alfoil, slide whistles, paper, de-constructed accordion parts, multiphonics, harmonics. Accordion is slapped and shaken. Composition is constructed through improvisation. Each performance is a new movement.
“…Carolyn Connors proves she needs no electronics to transition from a clear vocal tone to inhuman white noise” Manhunter album launch 2013
What come after love
What comes after love is a solo vocal work in 5 parts. It draws on the words of Shakespeare and literally, what comes after. The materials include extended vocal techniques, preparations which include instruments parts and alfoil, and slide whistles.
What comes after love was first performed at the ABC studios, Southbank, Melbourne, for Live Proof 2015. Curated by Ben Byrne as part of Sound Proof. What comes after love ABC interview and live performance
Selected vocal works and performances
Pitcher 2013 – including Incinerator Gallery, 2017; Resonant Bodies for Metropolis New Music at Melbourne Recital Centre, 2017; Book of Daughters by JOLT 2016; Inland; AVANTWHATEVER festival at RRR, 2016; La Mama Musica; Ventriloquy at Gertrude Contemporary.
The Score Performance with Deborah Kayser, Potter Museum of Art, 2017
Supersense Victorian Arts Centre, 2015, 2017
Capitalist Surrealism Liquid Architecture, NGV, 2015
60×60 Melbourne 2014
Terrains Jolt Concert Series, JOLT space, Brunswick, 2011
Nocturne With Dave Brown. Searchlight festival, fortyfivedownstairs, 2010
Sonata for voice and objects and Sonata for Voice and Paper ABCFM recording and broadcast, 2009
50:50 solo (50 bands in 50 minutes) Whatismusic? Iwaki Auditorium, Melbourne, 2007
I’m a big man Going Down Swinging 26 recording commission and performance, Northcote Social Club, 2008.
Material Mouth Dir. Margaret Cameron. Awarded Outstanding Female Performance, Melbourne Fringe Festival 2005; Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival; 2004-08
Through the Hearing Glass Theatreworks, Melbourne; Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart; 2000-03
A frog in my throat Theatreworks, Melbourne; Pipeline New Music Festival Hobart; 1997
C salt and C sand Della Laguna, Government House Ballroom, Sydney Festival, 1997
ever since man learned to fly ain’t been no angels in the sky… Melbourne Improvisers’ Association, Monsalvat, Melbourne, 1996
Mirabilia ether ohnetitel, Fitzroy, Melbourne; New Music Tasmania, Hobart; 1994-95
Greetings Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts; New Music Australia, Melbourne University; Linden New Music series; Theatreworks; ABC FM recording and broadcast; 1992-94
Solo voice performances include: Now Now festival (Sydney); Melbourne International Biennial of Exploratory Music; Make it up Club; Gruenrekorder sound art festival, Frankfurt, (Germany) and Densities (France) 2007; Conduit Arts; La Mama Musica, La Mama Poetica, La Mama Cabaret; Terrains, Jolt Concert Series; Melbourne International Jazz Festival; Parliament House; Overground, Melbourne Jazz Festival Fringe; Sunshine and Grease; Overload Poetry Festival; Stutter, Horse Bazaar; ABC Gallery; Daylesford Singers’ Festival; Unusual Work; Conundrum; Northern Exposure; Make it Now. Dodecaphonia, The Lounge; Simultaneous Sountracks, CMEC, The Lounge