Voice Recognition: A Play after Gertrude Stein, William Shakespeare and Rolf Harris

Leahy, Mark (2011) Voice Recognition: A Play after Gertrude Stein, William Shakespeare and Rolf Harris. [Performance]

Item Type: Performance
Event Summary: Electronic Voice Phenomena/Bluecoat, Liverpool /16 October 2011
Creators: Leahy, Mark
Abstract / Summary:

The performance uses Gertrude Stein’s ‘Identity: A Play’ as a base onto which is layered material around the relation of voice to self, of speech to body, and of the spoken or heard constructions of gender, sexuality or belonging. The Rolf Harris song ‘Two Little Boys’ is expanded and commented on, and the text draws from the balcony scene in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, as well as from research into voice recognition technology, and local linguistic traces.

Date: 16 October 2011
Additional Information: ‘Voice Recognition: A Play’ was commissioned for the event Electronic Voice Phenomena at the Bluecoat Liverpool on Sunday October 16th 2011. Organised by Mercy with support from Mark Greenwood, the event included performances and presentations by Holly Pester, Nathan Jones, Emma Bennett and Soriah. An online conversation between Mark Leahy, Mark Greenwood and Nathan Jones is archived by Mercy. A revised version was performed as part of BLOP (Bristol Live Open Platform), a day-long event at Arnolfini, Bristol on Saturday 25th February 2012. The work was also presented in Du Maurier Lecture B, Tremough Campus, University College Falmouth on Tuesday 6th March 2012.
Subjects: Writing & Journalism > Creative Writing
Performance > Theatre
Depositing User: Mark Leahy
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2015 13:47
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2015 13:47
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/791

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