En-he-du-an-na-me-en

In collaboration with Rosie Middleton, mezzosoprano*
2019-20
for voice and electronics


︎Voice(less)
Comissioning Series
by mezzosoprano Rosie Middleton:

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︎4th performance (Oct 2022)
Foundazione Isabella Scelsi, Roma IT
(at composer Scelsi’s living room)

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︎3rd performance (Sept 2022)
Music in the Round, Sheffield UK

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︎2nd performance (2021
Iklectic Art Lab, London UK

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︎Premiered (Jun 2021)
Nonclassical, London UK

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︎Programmed (2020)
Iceland Dark Music Days, Reykjavík ISL
(cancellation due to restrictions of int. travel)


*The electronics for En-he-du-an-na-me-en was created from improvisations by the performer which were conceived at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Music Residency, 2019.

*Recorded at Cafe Oto, London
Studio recording coming soon!



En-he-du-an-na-me-en premiere excerpts
from Nonclassical x Waterloo festival, June 22 2021, London UK
Filmography by Sasha Balmazi Owen. Audio editing, mix by Esin Gunduz.



Composer’s introduction before its London premiere.




En-he-du-an-na-me-en*



* I AM Enheduanna
the prominent line that resonates with female-individuation
from the ancient poem “Exaltation of Inanna
(inscribed on the tablet below)


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Inspired by the text
“The Exaltation of Inanna”
by Enheduanna 𒂗𒃶𒌌𒀭𒈾 ,
a Sumerian High Priestess, world’s first-known author writing in 2300 BCE,

En-he-du-an-na-me-en (2020)
explores the struggle and resistance
of a silenced woman
becoming resonant again!



Guided by interference and transformation,
Gunduz’s multi-layered recordings of Rosie Middleton’s voice
make up the electronics.

Audience journeys between
        the character’s innermost sounds and
the outer limits of resonance.


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© 2020 Esin Gunduz





mezzo-soprano
Rosie
Middleton






“Voice(less)
is a series of commissions for voice and electronics,
exploring voice loss, voicelessness, and communication”.

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︎Rosie Middleton
mezzo-soprano


︎Voice(less)
Commissioning Series





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