Monday, September 16, 2019, 7:30 – 9:30pm PDT
Music Building 123 Ensemble Room
Presented by Mills College Music Department and Center for Contemporary Music
"A playground for composing – how a linen napkin became an interface"
A performance/lecture with Anne Pajunen presenting her work for voice and live electronics. Her staged concepts are a mix of improvisation and scored music. The electronics are often disguised in everyday objects giving focus to sound, visual associations and the narrative, rather than showing off complex technology. The presentation will reveal the process behind the development of a number of curious instruments, objects and hidden voice processors she uses in her live performances.
Stockholm-based Anne Pajunen is a singer, composer, and performance artist whose work combines acoustic and electronic sounds with live, interactive video. Her performances often explore the 4th wall, playing with the boundaries between artist and audience. Pajunen has performed throughout Europe, Asia, and North America and received commissions from Swedish Radio, Norrlandsoperan and Folkoperan. The ongoing interdisciplinary art project The SALT:variations premiered in September 2015 and can be seen at https://www.annepajunenconcept.com/. International collaborators include Gino Robair (SF) in an improv duo, and Fredrik Olofsson (Berlin) in developing live electronic instruments since 20 years.
Photo by Sören Runolf