Ventriloquistic questions about voices uncanny valley
"Intellectually stimulating and teasingly funny art of our time."
"This three-hour, precisely timed sound structure is a confusing, constantly moving deconstruction of language, voice and sound. […] The bizarre fascination that the spectacle has created will not get out of your head so quickly."
"Voice Box was full of tongue in cheek [...] that allowed the audience to fully join in."
"The avant-garde business trip to the green creates a situational border experience with a feel-good program."
"The audience […] experiences an masterfull musical performance, which is then deconstructed in an irritating sequence of events at different locations in a deliberately bizarre manner."
"Delightful and playful experimental opera from young Finnish composer"
"The most enthusiastic reception got 'ettette' by Miika Hyytiäinen"
"Genuinely avantgardistic German music theatre."
"Musically the performance is excellent."
"Miika Hyytiäinen has composed the score which is full of rich elements."
Miika Hyytiäinen’s “Impossibilities of the 25022020” for solo violin, was written inspired by and for the ”Temporality of the Impossible”, Dejana Sekulić‘s artistic PhD research, taking place at the CeReNeM and ReCePP, at the University of Huddersfield (UK).
The piece is quite literally a forever changing piece – its form (“score”), is a video generated from extremely various sources, appears in front of the performer (and the audience) for the first time only in the very moment of the performance itself. – Dejana Sekulić.
“Temporality of the Impossible” still makes me giggle, such a beautiful name that opens up ideas and nicely points out many things I love and hate about music written for violin. As a composer, I like to be nice to the musicians and in this case being nice means not being nice, which made the composition process somehow stressful but also interesting. Originally (I think), the “temporality” cancels the “impossible”, someone will always rehearse the unplayable. But I decided to use the time dimension to create the impossible.” – Miika Hyytiäinen
The premier of the 1st version of the piece took place in 2019 on June 3rd at la Cité internationale des arts (Paris, France). The following video features the recording of the 2nd premier of the piece that happened on February 25th in Huddesrfield.