confession piece for voice

 

confession piece for voice, 2020-2021, 12″ vinyl, 3’24”

 

Confession Piece for Voice is a sound installation. The basis of the short libretto is adapted from the autobiographical work Confessions (397- 398) by St. Augustine. The lyrics are composed of short fragments and excerpts, which are based on William Watts’ English translation from 1631. Ancient tomb poetry and grave songs serve as influential background research material of the work and the composition. In the piece a soprano voice interprets the poem in the form of a cappella. The work is played in an exhibition space on a white 12-inch vinyl record upon request.

The composition After Confessions is composed together with composer Lauri Supponen. After Confessions is composed and produced for the artwork Confession Piece for Voice.