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MuCH Waterloo Festival

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Phone Call to Hades


07.06.17 - 22:30

€15 – €20

Phone Call to Hades

Cathy van Eck, composition
Blanka Radoczy, director
Isabelle Kranabetter, dramaturgy
Claudia Irro, costumes
Julia Moorman, Soprano – Sarah Théry, mezzo-soprano – Guillaume Paire, Baritone

Performance musicale dans l’espace public pour trois chanteurs et voix enregistrées. Alors qu’ils se livrent à un étrange dialogue chanté, les trois interprètes guident le spectateur dans une mystérieuse balade nocturne en plein air et jouent avec un environnement sonore imprévisible.

Publieke muziekvoorstelling voor drie zangers en opgenomen stemmen. Terwijl de drie vertolkers zich overgeven aan een vreemde gezongen dialoog, nemen ze de toeschouwer mee op mysterieuze nachtelijke openluchtwandeling en spelen ze met een onvoorspelbare klankomgeving.

The voice as a phenomenon of passage is at the core of nocturnal events. Voices move between body and spirit, sensuousness and sense, affect and intellect. What happens when the voice detaches from the body – like it has been brought to perfection by technological media? In the 19th century the disembodied voices coming from the novel phonographs had an enormous drawing power: Apparently now one could conserve the voices of the dead and bring them back to life once again. Even the inventor and researcher Thomas Edison worked on a device to communicate with the afterworld. But despite enormous scientific progress, the threshold between life and death still lies beyond our fantasy and possibilities. Access is reserved solely for legendary figures in our mythological tales. In the story of Orpheus it is also the voice that paves the way to the dead. The voices of artistic singing every evening along the Isar River will be gradually modified technically – only traces of the bodies doing the singing will remain behind. The vocal transformations speak to us as if they were coming from different worlds. A game of obscurity and discovery, of presence and absence begins.

With the support of  Enoa & the European Commission





€15 – €20
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Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth
GPS : Chemin de la Chapelle, 1
Waterloo, 1410 Belgium