Plenty has already been written about Iphigenia in Splott's conceptual and formal structure – it's a beautiful and extremely successful performance that carries the audience through a huge range of emotional and geographical 'sets' (streets, apartments, an ambulance, etc.) with surprising minimalism: the stage contains only a few fluorescent bulbs, a few chairs, and a single actor, Sophie Melville. I wanted to focus on how Sophie uses her voice – phrasing, pacing, cadence, volume, etc. – as a musical instrument to express these dynamics. The audio below features Sophie's voice recorded live during her performance at the Schaubühne; the instrumentation is Ableton Live's attempt to track the melody and rhythm of her speech.
Annelyse for DRAFF