Title: Voila, that’s my life

Year: 2016

Duration: 1 hour

Genre: cross-genre performance

Lineup: 1 performer, 1 violist

Commissioned by: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence


introduction - manifest

Genre: manifest/artist statement


part 1 touch

Genre: pantomime


part 2 transit

Genre: viola solo with electronics


part 3  instant

Genre: video projection


part 4  divertimento

Genre: karaoke show


part 5  overwhelming

Genre: psychological tests


part 6 non-linear

Genre: performance interactive with audience


part 7 emotional hardcore

Genre: acoustic improvisation (voice & viola)



Venue details:

Piece may be performed in any theatre (small up to large size), concert hall gallery or open air. Preferably no seats - audience should be able to move between different platforms placed within performance space



Material details:

  1. 1)green screen

  2. 2)fresh, green fruits and vegetables (e.g. watermelon, salad, cabbage), white plates, glasses and white cutlery

  3. 3)2 small olive trees and 2 small orange trees

  4. 4)white watering can

  5. 5)1 white table (small dinning table for 2 persons) & 2 white chairs

  6. 6)white puzzle, 2 books with white covers

  7. 7)letter paper, envelops and stamps (amount depends of number of audience)

  8. 8) pens, pencils (amount depends of number of audience)


Technical requirements:

Audio

  1. 1)minimum PA stereo with subwoofer. Depending on the size of the room possibly more speakers.

  2. 2)Monitors (or in-ear monitors)

  3. 3)digital audio mixer

  4. 4)audio interface

  5. 5)computer

  6. 6)2 wireless headset microphnes (preferably DPA) with transmitters and receivers

  7. 7)1 wireless microphone for viola

  8. 8)viola FX (reverb, distortion, pitch shifter, harmonizer, delay)

  9. 9)voice FX (reverb, distortion, pitch shifter, harmonizer, delay)

  10. 10) note stand

11) 1 audio/video engineer familiar to the venue system and mixer


Video

1) video projector

2) screen (preferably LED) size of screen depends on the size of the room


Light

  1. 1)2-4 moving profile spots

  2. 2)2-4 moving head wash lights with color mixing

  3. 3)digital light mixer

  4. 4)1 light engineer familiar to the venue system and mixer


introduction - manifest


part 1 touch


pantomime performance inside of the green screen. On photo: Stephen Upshaw and Jagoda Szmytka performing at the SPOR Festival in Aarhus


part 1 touch


live video mix of the performance in the green screen. video mix displayed on the screen suspended on the opposite side to the green room. On photo: Stephen Upshaw and Jagoda Szmytka performing at the SPOR Festival in Aarhus. Vidoe mix Yannick Hoffmann


part 2 transit


solo viola with electronics. On photo: performance by Stephen Upshaw during the Poesie des Wohnens Festival. Sound direction Yannick Hofmann


part 3 divertimento


karaoke show. Performance at the SPOR Festival in Aarhus. On stage Jagoda Szmytka and Stephen Upshaw. Sound direction Yannick Hofmann


part 6 non-linear


interaction with the audience - everyone is asked to write a short letter on given theme. Letters will be sent to given addresses after the show. Performance at the Festival Poesie des Wohnens, Frankfurt am Main


part 7 emotional hardcore


acoustic improvisation - viola and voice solo. Performance at the Festival d’ Aix-en-Provence, on stage Stephen Upshaw and Jagoda Szmytka

 

green room used as a stage - “Voila, that’s my life” part 1 touch, On stage: Stephen Upshaw and Jagoda Szmytka, photo © Poesie des Wohnens++++

JAGODA

SZMYTKA

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VOILA,   THAT’S   MY   LIFE

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