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.