Lalage is the duo of poet, librettist, playwright, screenwriter, and singer Lara Candland and Canadian-American composer/performer Christian Asplund. Co-founders of Seattle Experimental Opera, as a team they have composed A Girl’s Body at Crepuscule, The Archivist, Floralesque, Liquid Girls, and Sunset with Pink Pastoral. Lalage layers text, drones and live sampling, using only vocal sounds made by Candland during their performances. The naked human voice is heard, transformed into celestial chorales, words are understood, then reduced to shimmering shards laced with new meaning.
Each month, Nonsequitur and a community of like-minded organizations and artists present ten concerts of adventurous and experimental music in the gorgeous Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center (which sits on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish people): contemporary/post-classical composition, free improvisation and the outer limits of jazz, electronic/electroacoustic music, new instruments, phonography, sound art, and other innovative musics. Watch a video clip about us on the Seattle Channel.
Location & Contact
In the Chapel Performance Space on the fourth floor of the Good Shepherd Center.
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.
Seattle WA, 98103
(SW corner of 50th & Sunnyside in Wallingford. Nearest Metro bus stops: 62, 44, 26)