This exposition is part of the artistic research project 'Leçons de Ténèbres' (Lessons in the Shadows of Death), generously supported by Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse, Gertrude och Ivar Philipsons Stiftelse, Kungliga Musikaliska Akademien, samt Sven och Dagmar Saléns Stiftelse


THE CITY OF FIRE AND THE ASSEMBLY OF DEATH: a vocal ornamentation based upon two encounters

two places

locations right in between

places of fire and death

places of tears and sorrow

locations where air and motion functions


voice find its way through the alleys

sounding air

irrational motion

what eyes see is sound

what touches the skin is close

what travels through the air is light




In every spoken word is a meaning,

generated in respons to what has been sensed.

The sensation is flattened through the use of words.

What is covered by flatness is yet to be discovered.

It is yet to be raised into its emerging shape.