theatre piece 2010/2011
foto: Léon Richard
direction, production, playwright: De Theaterstraat
recordings, sound design, foley, composition, editing: Sonoscoop
During a tour around Delfshaven in Rotterdam, children have to solve riddles to give eternal rest to a ghost. Therefore, hints are provided via an mp3 player and the environment. As a crossover of radio play and street theater, the piece is being staged in spring 2011.
Some parts can be accessed by the play button below.
Rearranged recordings of a trip to Croatia, Bosnia and Albania.
Based on a programmed looping machine for microphone input.
You filled the gaps, yes everywhere the walls are sealed. Our universe won’t leak no more, you swore and I would not believe.
To have a look at all the wires working peacefully in the background, see the patches section
A spiritual meeting converted into a radio-playish experiment, reflecting the dynamics of a group and their discussion about life.
What if I told you the words, would they freeze your palm? Distract you from moving, like a centipede’s nightmare? Would they freeze your palm?
recorded by Toshi Trebess, 2007
And if it’s passion that he’s missing, I politely locked it up. I don’t like its awful sound.
Brick by brick I will digest the part of me that you closed off. I will learn to feel less.
sometimes a recording reveals how contradictory and cruel our environment is. this time trains go by forcefully, as if they were overrunning the comfort of a little lively dance.
watching a salsa lesson through a window at delftseplein, rotterdam.
In his habilitation “Vom Musikalisch-Schönen” (On the musically beautiful) of 1854, Hanslick discusses the aesthetics of music. His work is impressively anti-romantic and eloquently fights against the ideas of his time.
My essay introduces Hanslicks terminology and juxtaposes it to the philosophical ideas of the 19th century. A conclusion of how to apply Hanslicks theory to contemporary music is given.
The results of phonological research in the 19th century helped create synthetic speech. In the 20th century digital signal processing made it possible to apply this knowledge to electronic music. The essay gives an overview about the techniques involved and briefly discusses compositions of Paul Lansky and Klarenz Barlow.