Slumberland ft. Sainkho Namtchylak
This performance is a new, fascinating collaboration between well-known experimental Tuvan singer Sainkho Namtchylak and Belgian artist and filmmaker Jochem Baelus aka Slumberland. Using Namtchylak’s proficiency with her voice as a starting point (she’s an expert overtone singer), they explore the boundaries of the human voice and how to turn it into a machine. Namtchylak combines traditional chants and ancient vocal techniques with influences from avant-garde music, as Baelus creates a krautrock-inspired backdrop using his signature combination of sewing machines, projectors and other mechanical objects. The result is a fearless performance, transporting the listener into a frosty, singular world.
Part of NOISS (Norway–Iceland–Slovakia): New Musics for New Audiences project.