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London: Irruptive Chora, Ania Mokrzycka

June 25, 2019 - June 29, 2019

Syrinx - event London

– syrinx

syr·​inx | \ ˈsir-iŋ(k)s \

1. Ornithology. the vocal organ of birds, situated at or near the bifurcation of the trachea into the bronchi.

2. (initial capital letter) Classical Mythology. a mountain nymph of Arcadia who was transformed, in order to protect her chastity from Pan, into the reed from which Pan then made the panpipe.

Six live performative acts creating non-anthropocentric temporal narratives and new systems of communication. Voice treated as a vibratory phenomenon belonging to human/non-human beings and non-living matter, rather than solely a tool for human-governed expression.

The voice of a syrinx is pure vibration, matter in motion. Enabling some bird species to produce more than one sound at a time, Syrinx welcomes multiplicity of voices. Together with invited artists and viewers we explore the penetrative and affective potentialities of embodied and disembodied voice; a collective sonic entity. Experimenting with sound and image on the periphery of organic and synthetic and synthesising eclectic forms of sound expression, the performances incorporate technology in expansion of our relationship to the material and the bodily. Like the water reeds Greek nymph Syrinx was transformed into, emitting haunting sounds with every blow of the wind, Syrinx is a space of refuge, a self-contained environment for sonic experiments.

Voice as
flowing energy
an object of desire
an act of connectedness
a testimony to the lived experience
its passage
our presence

The event is curated by IRRUPTIVE CHORA.
Live performances by:

Anat Ben-David
Ania Mokrzycka w/ Hollie Miller & Craig Scott
(featuring clothing pieces by Di Petsa)
Charlotte Wendy Law w/ mynameisconfusion
Cobweaver & Visio
Kristina Pulejkova

Tickets £5 on the door (all earnings go towards the sound technician fee and any remaining money will be divided among involved artists)


June 25, 2019
June 29, 2019
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SET (SET Dalston Lane)
27a Dalston Lane
London, E83DF
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