The Jugular Shuffle
(2007) 4’
4 singers (SATB) and electronics

written for: Nederlands Vocaal Laboratorium
première: september 2007, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam (Gaudeamus Music Week)
performed since: by the NVL in Budapest, Ljubljana and Madrid

A highly spontaneous collaboration with this great vocal ensemble. All electronics are pure vocal sounds of the singers and myself, done with one microphone and ProTools and as good as no effects. It was some kind of audio lego, but it was fun to build choirs from single voices. I briefly considered using text but decided against it since I figured out I have nothing to say with this besides what you hear. The ensemble appreciated the shock value of the piece in a serious competition which I had got to know from the inside previously. There is hope to collaborate again with these guys in the future.

listen: Jugular clip
FMM jugular pre