Rosalind Hall

14—20.02.2011

Sounds

Journal

Engagement

Rosalind Hall is a performer and composer, using sound, technology, improvisation and space as my mediums. She is interested in sound as both a tangible and elusive expression, in connecting with a moment in time, the collaborative experience, the body as a vibrating form, layers of meaning, states of awareness and the shared listening space between performer and audience. The sound worlds Rosalind creates in performance are bodily and organically evolving, using the saxophone with preparations to abstract and alter the sounds and playing techniques. She makes reeds from plastics and metals and place objects in the bells that become vibrating objects and extensions to the instrument. Rosalind uses the breath, saliva and gestures with small, sensitive microphones attached to her throat and horn to capture the sonic microcosm of her body and the internal world of her saxophone extension.