By sound art scholar Lucia Farineti. “Nattsong” marks the culmination of a 6 year cycle of performances around ancient and minoritised languages.
“Bergvall’s historically multiple language creates a space where all that is transgressive, opaque, and mobile from the medieval and the contemporary meet”. Review by Toby Altman on Alisoun Sings & the trilogy. Chicago Review.
Issue 63:03/04 Winter/Spring 2020
The disruptive pleasures of Alisoun Sings. A review by Charles Theonia. Oct 2020. Jacket 2
Resounding. Re-sounding. Resonance is the name of the game. A spinning riffing vocalising review exchange around Alisoun. By Kyoo Lee for Chinese Underground Literary Mag Spittoon Collective. With great additional links.
Review essay by Greg Bem. On Alisoun Sings and looking at links across the trilogy.
Rain Taxi, Fall 2020
A great read of Alisoun Sings by Marc Scroggins. Also looks at Erica Hunt and John Matthias. HYPERALLERGIC.
Came across this article again archived as PDF. Around Cecilia Vicuña and my own performative “interart” practices. Denise Newman. World Literature Today.
In collaboration with Gaelic speakers on the island, Bergvall devised a powerful and entrancing piece, which took the audience on a sonic journey as the sun rose above the mountains. The dawn chorus’ of birds and a passing rain shower added to a multifaceted work.
review, Jonathan Jones, The Guardian
The most ambitious meditation on the way people, birds and words live in perpetual migration…