sound piece, 15 min
IZBRANNAYA a sound work based on the RƎTRO/GRADƎ sound installation and performance.
This audio work is a five-microphone recording of the performer's movements and breath during the performance of RƎTRO/GRADƎ.
Recorded in dead silence, IZBRANNAYA captures the intensity and intimacy of a body undergoing a journey of endurance, resistance, and release.
Titled in reference to Vaslav Nijinsky's Rite of Spring(1913), izbrannaya (russian for chosen one) is the name of the ballet's main protagonist; one chosen to dance to death and commune with the Earth.
IZBRANNAYA is performed by Synne Maria Lundesgaard. The choreography for RƎTRO/GRADƎ is by Georgia Tegou.
Sound post-production by Christopher Hartwig.
Mixing/Mastering by The Radicant