When noise music and classical opera meet: Monica Vlad is an experimental audio/visual artist who creates a noise composition based on opera using a female soprano voice live interpreted by Johanna Falkinger. The structure is based on three different arias sung by her although these arias were not originally composed for this opera. Similar to the system of an Aria di Baule – a so-called suitcase or insertion aria – a singer is choosing the arias to be sung.
In addition, the sound artist Monica Vlad changes the orchestral accompaniment to electronic noise and the classical instruments are replaced by analog machines. The arias, however, are interpreted by the soprano as original.
The theme of this performance is based on feelings of melancholy, sadness, fear of loss, meditation and anger and how music can be used in any way to express and release these emotions.
Monica Vlad (RO) changes the functionality of old media devices and everyday objects to create new sounds. She combines the astonishing sound textures and seemingly endless possibilities of the noise genre with sounds from opposite genres such as classical music to create “paradox soundscape.” Her live performances are different each time, but always intense, dramatic and powerful.