Canilla is a newly sculpted project by Norwegian sound artist and instrument builder Camilla Vatne Barratt-Due. Frequently composing for dance and theatre productions she develops sonic fields that often includes electronics and live coded synthesis merged with materials from her extensive accordion collection.
Her performative installations have been presented in museums and theatres as well as sound-art, dance and music festivals in Germany, Denmark, Spain, Sweden, UK and Norway. The music is arranged and produced by Ådne Meisfjord, who is also part of the performance act.
Canilla is engaged in a technology of the mouth and a memory of the hand. She forms a garment of sonic rhymes, stories of the mule, the music from the past and other memories tied to the sea. Shipwrecks are
transformed into flower beds whilst love ballads are sung from
wounded forests about beetles leaving their traces in the bark of
trees threatened with extinction. A humming of afterlives depicts time
buried in cracks and other residues of life lived.