solo vocal performance

In her solo, acapella vocal performances, Laura Totenhagen presents musically complex compositions in the guise of pop performance. She uses vocal technique, lyrics, movement and visual presentation as critical and artistic tools to express the nexus of intersectional feminist ideas and her own experience. As she sings, her body moves in gestural, avant-garde approximations of pop choreography. In this mode, Laura is enigmatic and controlled: her body, voice, and words are sometimes in unison, sometimes conflicting, but her performance is consistently engrossing.