Watch a video extract of Satz's work Vocal Flame.
Vocal Flame is a fiery sound sculpture made using a Ruben's Tube, which is an acoustic device that visualises sound as a standing wave of small flames.
Satz says: "The soundtrack that animates the flickering flames features a histrionic voice-over, exploring the various embodiments of ventriloquized voices in popular culture, particularly the female voice in film. The voiceover conjures narratives of a biblical burning bush, a self-consuming flame alphabet, the moulded vocal training of My Fair Lady and the acousmatic notion of a voice without source."
Vocal Flame was commissioned by RADAR contemporary arts programme, Loughborough University Music Centre, 2012, where it was first shown.