River of Painted Birds – Premiere 2010 at Vital Vox

River of Painted Birds by Sabrina Lastman is a new work commissioned by NYSCA to be premiered at VITAL VOX. This music performance is created for solo voice (sung & spoken), and prerecorded voice & sound tracks (tape recorder/walkman, computer) combining composed sections and free improvisation. It looks for a musical balance among elements of jazz, experimental and contemporary music. This new piece is inspired by the poetry and texts of writers and thinkers –ex-political prisoners– that created their work as a consequence of the repression during and after the dictatorship period of the seventies in Uruguay. River of Painted Birds was created on Ubuntu (OS) using Linux, SooperLooper, Ardour, Jack, and Ladish programs.