Monday 10 January 2022, 8pm


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Delighted to welcome back vocalist Loré Lixenberg, presenting her NANCARROWKARAOKE project of vocal interpretations of US composer, Conlon Nancarrow's work.

"The decision to transcribe and vocalise the player piano rolls of Nancarrow was  obvious,ridiculous, audacious, scary and irresistible in equal measure, and the project began in 2015...

There are so many vocal influences in the music of Nancarrow that flicker and flitter in and out of  focus as the music plays out its complex structure. The piano rolls have often been transcribed for various ensembles such as ‘Bang on a Can All Stars’ and London Sinfonietta, but have never been  performed by voices...

When you perform the music of any composer you are trying on their subjectivity. In the case of Nancarrow, it felt as though I was also entering the subjectivity of the player piano and I was attracted to the impossibility of it." – Loré Lixenberg

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Loré Lixenberg

Lore Lixenberg is the leader of The Voice Party (an opera & political party you cannot join, it joins you) standing in the 2019 UK elections. In 2021 she won the Phonurgia Nova soundart prize for ’theVoicePartyOperaBotFarm[myFuryIsMyMuse] and was nominated for the Centre Pompidou Prix Heidsieck for her participatory voice pieces, ‘Pret a Chanter’ ‘PANIC ROOM - the singterviews’ film ‘The Fool', and BIRD!

Working with code, her explorations into participatory & digital practices continue with her extended voice dating app(ERA) SINGLR, taking place in 2022 and her voice currency VOXXCOIN, exploring the dramatic potential of encoded voice and dramatic exchange.

Her career began performing in physical theatre with Complicite, working with Simon Mcburney on Out of a House Walked a Man for the National Theatre that used texts by the Soviet writer Daniil Harms. Following this, her work has spanned performances on concert platforms and opera scenes to installations and vocal performances with composers, experimental visual and sound artists (STELARC, Bruce Mclean, ORLAN, David Toop, Imogen Sidworthy, Georgina Starr, Sam Belinfante)

She has played with Stewart Lee, Richard Thomas & Simon Munnery appearing in BBC2 Attention Scum and The Kombat Operas that won the Rose D'Or prize for comedy. Performing regularly the music of Frederic Acquaviva (with whom she founded & ran the Berlin-based Artspace she is in his piece 'SEMINAL' alongside Joan La Barbara, Vinko Globokar, Wills Morgan and Jacques Lizene for DeutschlandFunkKultur 2022. her first artist book, Memory Maps was published by Editions AcquAvivA, and her first monographic CD, The afternoon of a phone is on £@ß. Her vinyl NancarrowKaraoke (vocal transcriptions +performances of the piano rolls of Nancarrow) is out now on the NL label De Player. and her new Isou recording will be out next year.

Since January 17, 2018, Lixenberg has declared that everything she does is an extension of her voice and singing practice and is therefore to be considered an extended vocal.

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