“Manto 3 — pour une altiste/chanteuse”, G. Scelsi
For “Manto 3” Scelsi added the text of the Sybil, and adds: “The viola player (necessarily female) must also sing”
The text is a speech of the Sibyl, the oracle speaks in an un-known language, so it’s up to the listener to ‘understand’ what she is seeing, and telling during her vision ….
This is actually the piece that got me started with my project “Dazzlin’Viola — conVoce”. I never ever used my voice on stage prior to this, it was quite a challenge, but I discovered that I actually love using my voice, and the reactions of the public encouraged me to develop this idea further. So I did.