4. New roles for the electronic vocalist


In this chapter I will look at how the use of live electronics can open up new roles for me as a vocalist, in the improvised interplay. Before I do this, I find it necessary to discuss some of the challenges that I experience in connection with singers’ traditional roles. Further, I will as a tool, suggest a very rough categorising model for the various musical roles that I observe myself taking on in my work. I will exemplify these roles through excerpts of my music in different constellations.

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