Words, colours, gestures, numbers

Words, colours, gestures, numbers

A synaesthetic concert

Portrait photo for Project Scene from Project Words, Colours, Gestures, Numbers

A CONCERT as part of the festival KLANGBRÜCKEN

A multimedia synaesthetic concert evening lets texts and compositions of exceptional synaesthetic talents like David Tammet, Helmuth Oehring and Julia Mihaly not only be heard - but also be seen and felt.

Deaf people also perceive what hearing people call "music" - but not by hearing. Composer Helmuth Oehring uses the vocal sounds of a deaf soloist produced by sign language as the starting point for his composition "Wrong". Texts and statements by the Asperger's autist and synaesthete Daniel Tammet are the focus of Andre Bartetzki's composition "π" for bassoon, string trio, percussion, live electronics and video projection.
In Julia Mihaly's multimedia composition "Farb-Ton" for solo voice, live electronics and video projection, sung text fragments create oscillations of form and colour tone that merge into abstract entities.

What do angels sound like and what do they look like? Fascinated by images and compositions by various artists and composers, the musicians of the Ensemble Megaphon embarked on a journey. In this, poetically spoken word and choral singing combined with compositions from the Middle Ages to the present day, sung by soprano Sophia Körber and played by violin, flute and accordion. Under the artistic direction of Lenka Župková and Klaus Hermann Anschütz, the musicians and the choir spanned a wide range from the oldest chorals to mystical chants from the 12th century by Hildegard von Bingen to the music of the present day. The floating light projections of Paul Klee's angel paintings transformed the church space and merged with the dancer's movements to form a collage. In a production rich in images, the four musicians, a dancer from the music Ensemble Megaphon and the Schola Gregoriana Cellensis wandered through the church and through timeless sound worlds.


Production: Ensemble Megaphon

Ensemble Megaphon
Nora Matthies, violoncello
Lenka Župková, violin, viola
Maria Pache, Viola
André Bartetzki, composition, live electronics, video
Julia Mihaly, composition, live electronics, vocals

Guest artist:
Eric Artelt, bassoon
Daniel Zenoun, Trumpet
Daniel Göritz, electric guitar
Anja Schmiel, oboe
Almut Lustig, percussion
Joachim Zoepf, composition, live electronics, saxophone
Christina Schönfeld, sign language soloist
Mia Carla Oehring, Dance
Anja Bihlmaier, Conducting
Tosh Leykum, video projection
Pit Noack, moderation

Artistic direction:
Lenka Župková


Stiftung Niedersachsen, Stiftung Kulturregion Hannover, Region Hannover, Landeshauptstadt Hannover, Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, Musik 21 Niedersachsen - Musik 21 Niedersachsen is funded by the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony; the Cultural Office of the City of Hanover institutionally supports Musik 21 - NGNM e.V..


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