events

November 30, 2012 - December 16, 2012
February 4, 2013 - February 10, 2013

reverb

My project for eremuak deals with questions relating to the performativity of language and the problems inherent to communications, through concepts such as resonance or vibrations.

The piece A sad song - Journey to Tuonela, investigates the old mourning songs of the Karelia area -traditionally sung by women -and their reiterative structures. In collaboration with a composer and countertenor, a melody based on these songs was composed and sung repetitively.

Words wound is a linguistic observation of human behaviour from the viewpoint of a parrot. In the piece, a solitary parrot repeats human words and environmental sounds, associated with its daily life and the people around him.

In the two pieces, the protagonists act like a kind of amplifier of the environment, through which both ideas of human behaviours and relations and the expression of emotions and power structures of language pass.

Ist es nicht schön?, a work that was created at the end of the project, relates to the musical experience of the deaf. In the video, a pianist plays the first movement from the sonata Opus 111, composed in 1822 by Beethoven when he was totally deaf, on a piano prepared in such a way that only the vibrations of instruments can be perceived.