The kittiwake is a small and elegant gull species, endangered and listed as threathned on the Norwegian red list as its population is dramatically decreasing. It´s vocalisation is versitile, beautiful, strange, intense and most of all very musical. The artist has selected and edited nine vocal sounds and combined them with clarinet sound played by musician and composer Kristine Tjøgersen (NO). By moving their hands and body in front of the letters containing sensors, the public can ”play” the kittiwake sounds and create their own sound compositions while doing so. The sound samples are quite staccato and reminiscent of the way contemporary dance music treat sampled sounds by repeating phrases and thus creating stabbing rhythms.
Play Kittiwake is created in collaboration with:
Kristine Tjøgersen / Clarinet
Peter Ringset / Programming and technical consultation