A Mouth is Not for Talking: La Voix Humaine

“A mouth is not for talking / A mouth is for tasting this Sweetness”

From the telephone’s invention to the smartphone’s revolution, society has replaced the sweetness of human presence with an illusion of connection. Using this theme as inspiration, Poulenc and Cocteau’s cautionary tale La Voix Humaine receives a reflective update, exploring how the role of technology affects presence and connection in today's communication.

Conceived by Mila Henry and Laura Bohn
Directed by Mary Birnbaum
Soprano: Laura Bohn
Piano: Mila Henry

Performed at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, New York, March 2017

Photos by Jill Steinberg

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