In this site-specific performance, three yodelers were trapped within a white cube and asked to transform the gallery into the body of an instrument. Characterized by rapid and repeated changes between chest and head registers, yodeling developed from a mountainous spatial condition that uses the topography of the landscape to connect vast distances with voice. Using unstable parameters to pull apart traditional yodels, I wrote a score that used the movement, voicing and formation of the performers to respond to the shape and resonance of the space as well as the size, perception and placement of the audience. Chesthead, an imagined slang-word for a person who is addicted to the sound of their own voice, was broken into three choreographed sections that were transformed into publications and given away at the performance: Mouth Breathers, The Parrot and the Peacock,
Spectral Herding.