Glaer, Icelandic for ‘transparent’, is the newest project by Maja Jantar and Kristof Lauwers.

Photo: Raphaël De Bruyne

Photo: Raphaël De Bruyne

In glaer, the sounds of Maja’s voice are treated digitally with various effects by Kristof, using Pure Data patches. She is using a theremin that allows her to change the parameters of those effects. The sound of the theremin itself is no heard, it’s purely used as control interface.
Glaer is not a written out composition, but an open structure that leaves room for improvisation.

Video of the premiere by Svend Thomsen:

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