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Subsume 2024

Ecological artist, Laura Donkers and mezzo-soprano, Claudia Evans, have created a collaborative sound work that seeks to affect a deep introspective impact on the listener through the nostalgic quality of the sentiments expressed and the capacity of sound to trigger emotion.

The mezzo-soprano voice is heard within the environmental soundscape of native bush, full of haunting, melancholic calls that croak, crack, rasp, twitter and squeak. This work juxtaposes tender eighteenth-century English lyrics with the sounds of Aotearoa’s unique forest dwellers highlighting the chasm between an idealised perception of nature and what the forest actually sounds like.

SubsumeLaura Donkers & Claudia Evans
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