Kusum Normoyle is an artist and musician working in the area of extended vocal techniques and noise for both performance and installation. Core to Kusum’s practice is the idea of intervention, displacing normal expectations of female body and voice. In performance these incursions are brief, extreme and physical. The female scream takes a much heavier tone; more like metal than hysteria, dragging the audience into a harder, faster display of screaming, amplification and feedback. This is a punch in the stomach whilst being massaged at high volume.
This performance was recorded live at New Weird Australia vs Refraction, Tuesday 29 June 2010 at Serial Space, Sydney.