Contemplation, perception, and sing improvisation
are the three stage of Laurence Moletta's creative process.
Laurence explores the modulations of tones in the voice, ignoring the verbal meaning. That is to say, she creates meaning without using words, a form of theatrical singing of emotions.
There is no word to distract the listener. And yet, the tone of her sung voice tells, discusses, questions, whispers intimately with the audience. Her music is favorable to inner wandering.
On stage Laurence Moletta uses a digital lutherie device in the form of two gloves motion sensors that remotely control her computer and allow her to make vocal polyphonies and transform her voice in real time. A digital tool that was invented especially for her improvised vocal practice.
Laurence Moletta's device is born of an idea and not of a technical illustration: it is a real-time composition instrument developed around instrumental gestures and designed to modulate the voice, not replace it.
The approach of the artist is not to create a generic man/machine interface but an organic instrument mixing gesture, choreography and vocal production.
For her, technique is at the service of emotion. The interactive gloves in her shows are perceptible by the public, the cause and effect relationship between gestures and sound is readable. Beyond that, this obvious relationship is forgotten and does not interfere with the interpretation, the emotions that emerge from her compositions or with the narration of her shows.
Mastered and matured, interactivity techniques blend into poetic writing. The creation of this "digital lutherie" opens the doors to a multidisciplinary work. The space, the body, the sound are her new fields of experimentation.