Jacob Felix Heule: percussion + electronics
Danishta Rivero: voice + Hydrophonium
Voicehandler's song cycle: You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. comprises different nontraditional approaches to the song form. It explores ideas of our origins and what it means to be human, as presented in mythology and literature. Each song is based on an individual text including the Yekuana (native Venezuelan) creation story, and works by Jorge Luis Borges, William S. Burroughs, and Knut Hamsun.
Each piece is a different strategy to guide improvisation with a text-based or graphic score, and they all incorporate lyrics in their own way. Both of these elements rely heavily on their corresponding literary inspiration for their form. The music ranges from sound-based extended techniques to traditional singing, and includes the full spectrum in between. One point of comparison is the work of Luciano Berio and Cathy Berberian.
Voicehandler has performed at noise shows, sound art festivals and chamber music concerts across the US and Europe in venues ranging from squats to churches.
song cycle by Voicehandler