Site-specific piece Pawlow at Festival für Neue Musik Rümlingen

The site-specific piece Pawlow for 6 performers has been performed at the Festival für Neue Musik Rümlingen 2016. It is a piece for real and for “fake” bells.

The fake bells are little speakers hidden underneath the clothes of the performers, imitating a bell sound. At the same time, a real bell is played, but it is fully muted. This way, the combination of the hidden speaker and the real, but muted bell creates a distorted representation of the instrument.

Performers: Noëmi Schwank, Antonio Jiménez-Marín, Stav Szirani, Linus Neulinger, Camille Henrot, Mauro Hertig

An excerpt from Südkurier about the performance:

„The ears open up. The noises grow bigger. At some point, everyone stops talking. (…) Silence, eavesdropping. One hears the steps on the moist ground and the trousers as they swish while walking. One never hears this during daytime. Far away, a chirr starts and soon covers the whole clearing which now opens up in front of us. Something rings from behind at the edge of the forrest, it crosses the meadow like a ghost light. Right until somebody passes us with a headlamp and hand bell. Sometimes it is so simple what appeared so mysterious in the dark“

 

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