Naja Naja Naja is a setting of Sylvia Plath's poem "Snakecharmer". The vocal parts involve sprechstimme, onomatopoeic distortion of words and fragmentation of text in this depiction of a snaky world created by the snake charmer.
commissioned by Continuum Ensemble, in Christchurch (directed by John Young)
Text from "The Snakecharmer" by Sylvia Plath (1957)
Performed by Continuum Ensemble, Christchurch including singers Elizabeth McFarlane-Emelaus and Ros Emelaus