Undone (a breath score) is the second in a triptych of performances exploring the idea of somatic sound-making and altered-state-driven improvisation scores, created in collaboration with Amsterdam-based musician Stephen Doyle.
In the first work in the series, Undone (a heart score), two performers run for an extended period of time with no audience present, and the work begins with them entering the stage at the moment of collapse. Undone (a breath score) further develops this approach: here through engaging with holotropic breathwork in order to explore a non-ordinary state of consciousness, which precedes an improvisation score on keyboards. The performers seek to build a sonic landscape, where the audience is invited to surrender to a ghostly dream and take a journey inwards, held in a continuous drone. Images appear and disappear, fade over each other, voices rise from underneath the notes as bodies and sounds travel in the space. A slow dance for all things lost unfolds, as the work dissolves into a transpersonal territory of a collective unconscious narrative.
In all works in the Undone series, the performers are fighting against aesthetic expectations and questioning the borders of genre, beyond dance, music, or performance. They search for embodied sounds, and for how a particular physical and psychic state can induce certain movements or sonic qualities that come from a rather intuitive, non-logical, non-rational place.