In their work as Significant/Other, vocalist/composer Bethany Younge and cellist/performance artist Lia Kohl seek to deconstruct and dismantle traditional performance roles, blurring the lines between composer and performer, and performer and audience. Fascinated by the role of individual perception in the experience of performance, Younge and Kohl play with spatial dynamics, sensory deprivation, and symbolism to create works that challenge and provoke their audience into heightened awareness.
Utilizing their respective traditional media (voice and cello) as well as sound worlds drawn from sound sculptures and processes, the pair explore their roles as performers and composers. They use found objects to experiment with sound, to break down the barrier between performance and daily life, as well as balancing their particular composer-performer relationship by establishing equal accessibility to both sound production and creation.
As part of their sponsorship at High Concept Labs, Younge and Kohl will develop a performance work and present a series of work-in-progress showings.