Alessandro Bosetti – voice and electronics.
Johnny Chang – violin
Chris Heenan – contrabass clarinet
The Conversation is both a deconstruction of the composition “Life Expectations” and a preparatory study for “A Collection of Smiles” exploring the musical possibilities of an exploded conversation with oneself and the meandering and potentially dangerous effects of thinking out loud in front of an audience. The piece is based on a conversation between two anonymous speakers that has been transcribed for instruments and broke down into modules that can be played, reassembled and improvised upon. The instrumentalists reacts to the – each time different – recombinations of utterances and spoken modules played by Bosetti while he struggles to find his way out form a very dark standing comedy exercise.