alice hui-sheng chang’s work focuses solely on developing extended vocal technique as a means for improvisation and communication. her vocal explorations include sound from varying tension of physical vocal parts, driving air into alternative passages and vibration of calls and breath.
jason kahn is active as vocalist, drummer, electronic musician and visual artist. originally from the united states, he’s been living in europe since 1990 and is now based in zürich.
voices consists of four pieces created with two voices sharing the same space and the same time. recorded in 2015 in melbourne, australia.
Alice Hui-Sheng Chang – Solo voice – Krypta, Pfarrkirche Spitz
“The Taiwanese educational system is about community and less about the individual voice,” she says. “When I started to perform it was about finding my own voice early on before moving back to the group and finding that collective energy. You form a community while still voicing something that is alternative, different.”
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rosalind hall, alice hui-sheng chang, julia a. miller, ada rave, nicolas chientaroli, jorge espinal, luciano vitale, sarah j. ritch, lauren redhead, renée baker, piss piss piss moan moan moan, canned fit and aaron yabrov are all. all! featured on the newest episode of sopa de truenos!
sopa de truenos is a radio program broadcast in bilbao that focuses on all types of music – experimental, underground, periferal, difficult or however you want to describe it.
live video documentation of alice hui-sheng chang! with adam simmons and lloyd honebrook. improv game action!
alice hui-sheng chang, live! with ben byrne! 4m, december 14, at strange neighbour in fitzroy. do it, melbourne greater metropolitan area!
STRANGE NEIGHBOUR AND NONLINEAR PRESENT LIVE
For our final event of 2014, Strange Neighbour and nonlinear present LIVE, the first of a bi-monthly series of performances.
DECEMBER 14, 4 – 7 PM
Featuring performances by:
GX Jupitter-Larsen (not appearing in person, but in actions).
Alice Hui-Sheng Chang and Ben Byrne
Image credit: GX Jupitter-Larsen
alice hui-sheng chang, live! with her duo 12 dog cycle. also ernie althoff and mattress of pagana horror! 8pm, december 6, conduit arts. do it melbourne!
alice hui-sheng chang, live! in an environmental performance! november 7, 2pm. truganina park, altona meadows.
The Environmental Performance Authority invites you to participate in an intimate showing of the site-specific performance Distal Fragments at Truganina Coastal Park, Altona, 2-4 pm on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th or Sunday 9th November.
This performance is a preliminary exploratory phase of the broader project, Coastal Scales: Park/Swamp/Reserve, developed by the Environmental Performance Authority in conjunction with Hobsons Bay Council, the Monash Academy of Performing Arts and the Monash Centre for Theatre and Performance. Distal Fragments consists of a two-hour guided walking performance with atmospheric interludes in various terrains among the scrub, swamp and parkland of the Truganina Coastal Park.
The aim is to provide an immersion in which audiences will be offered the opportunity to experience the environments at depth. At the end of the performance, audiences will be invited to join us for a picnic to engage in discussion about the experience, and to make written contributions and suggestions for the further development of future phases of the project.
alice hui-sheng chang, panel/performance action! november 20, 7.30pm. west space, melbourne.
Final “More Talk, Less Action” for 2014!
More Talk, Less Action began in 2013 as a series of events featuring short performances along with panel and audience discussion relating to topics of interest to cutting-edge music makers and afficionados.
So far in 2014 we have explored promoting unpopular music and asked if composition is dead in the 21st century, in so doing inciting much debate and discussion. Now our final event for 2014 is approaching …
“Improvisation: How to Win”
Thursday 20 November 2014 (7:30pm) – $10 entry – with these panellists/performers:
* Lloyd Honeybrook (Make It Up Club, Overground Festival, hate saxophonist)
* Alice Hui-Sheng Chang (experimental vocalist, teacher/workshop facilitator)
* Adam Simmons (Festival of Slow Music, teacher, saxophonist, reeds)
We will discuss: What is the purpose of improvisation? Traditionally improvisers were supposed to serve the song and the music, but is “free improv” too often a free-for-all, with the loudest and most dominating voice “winning”? What principles should a good improviser be guided by, and what bad habits should they avoid? Audience members may want to share their personal horror stories …
In addition, the panel of sage improvisers will perform Clinton Green’s game piece “Good Improv/Bad Improv” – this involves individual performers in a group receiving incompatible instructions like “be the loudest” and “follow the person on your left”, designed to explore group dynamics and create hilarity for the audience.
do it greater melbourne metropolitan area!