A new work 'Myrkur Dagar' (2017) for voice and electronics will be performed by soprano Juliet Fraser on Thursday 9th February at St Paul's Hall, University of Huddersfield. The work will be featured alongside works by Alvin Lucier, Cassandra Mille, and Lawrence Dunn.
Program Note: Dark figures had plagued his vision for the past week. It had started innocuously enough; a soft flicker at the corners of his sight, which had by now taken the shape of obscured human forms that evaporated when he attempted to bring them into focus. ‘Of course’, he would remind himself, ‘they are not real.’ Unfortunately, this did not stop them from appearing. So far, these displaced shadows had not obviously sought to involve themselves with him, and yet they were nonetheless exerting a growing influence.
Driving home from work, a figure moved so sharply that, momentarily distracted, he failed to notice a small animal in the road. The animal bounded out of the way and an incident was avoided. Yet the realisation of this momentary loss of awareness and control unnerved him. He returned home, sat on his couch, and turned on the television, letting the crisp blue light saturate the room. He sat on his own, in the company of many.
Event details can be found here
Juliet Fraser's website can be found here