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VOCAL PIECE MUSIC THEATRE
My performances are mainly improvised, either full free or scripted. Vocal pieces are wordless stories; human voice, voicing and singing, plays the star role. My music doesn't tell stories. Theatre means wordy stories. My performances are born into a place. They don't remain neutral to the space, the space becomes an instrument. (I wrote this don't remember when.)

THEATRE VOCAL PIECE MUSIC
In the beginning there was voice, and it still is, although recently I've been making more theatre or live art than vocal pieces. I love voices and sounds; I listen to them with pleasure. I want to tell stories. Sometimes with words, sometimes wordlessly. Subject picks medium. (This I wrote in July 2013.)

ART PERFORMANCE
Words are difficult. Both in art and in life. Words used in a lazy or sloppy manner make problems. Answering the question, what kind of art you do, "theatre", you must define, what kind of theatre. If you don't define it, theatre is understood very widely, and most likely as drama, which has been written, directed and acted by some people. In everyday discussion you want to skip definitions, they don't belong to a light conversation. Do "performances" make a better answer? It is followed by another question: what kind of performances? Well, a bit like theatre, you know. Ah, I see. The best solution, I guess, is to answer with concrete examples, "recently I made this kind of performance, and at the moment I'm making that kind of performance". Then your conversation partner gets something to grasp. Especially, when you're searching for a performance with as little performing as possible, where the presence of all the people present would make the show. (August, 2016)





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