A song cycle for vocal students in early stages of their studies
"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."
Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik Darmstadt: Official concert of Julia Mihály
A lecture-performance makes artistic academic and transforms the bodily to analytical.
The communication of a singer and a composer is one of the most demanding things. In this performance Miika Hyytiäinen and Julia Mihály demonstrate artistically, how it works – and doesn’t.
The three-part piece is simultaneously the artistic result and the making-of. In the first part the composer analyses the performer’s voice, in order to create material especially for her voice, body and personality. The graphic Voice Map analysis…
…leads to the graphic world of the notation.
The roles of the composer and the performer are questioned, in the second part they discuss the analytical results and the spoken words and drawn colours became musical material to compose short sketches for the voice. In the third act these sketches are performed prima vista.
Performance: July 21st 2018, Darmstadt – [TRIGGER ME] by Julia Mihály
Open Studio about Voice Map in Darmstadt Summer Academy