Lalangue (extd.) is a sonic, vocal and linguistic performance. It works with the idea of speech as something altogether synthetic, elusive, glittery and potentially toxic. The voice and the vocal production of sounds and meaning are the main components of the music score behind Lalangue (extd.), which builds mainly on Nana Dahlin’s avid vocals. In their search for melody, as if the melody were a body to inhabit, the polyphonic voices wander off. They stutter, they err. Again and again, they end up gossiping instead:
The rumour has it that…
…the house is on fire!
…they killed the bluebird!
born 1992 in Denmark, works in sculpture, music and writing. These fields come together in musical ‘happenings’ or non-frontal concerts that unfold in accordance with the architectural and acoustic qualities of the space in which they are performed. At the centre of Dahlin’s work is her voice, particularly the singing voice.