Composers choreograph sound. Dancers interpret compositions. LABOR SONOR : CHOREOGRAPHING SOUND explores translation processes between sound and movement, music and body. Contemporary forms of visible music and composed actions emerge through the encounters between extended notions of composing, choreographing and dancing. The focal point of this transdisciplinary experiment is how composing practices translate into dance and choreographic concepts translate into music.
Also in this third edition of the LABOR SONOR festival, the performance programme will be accompanied by a symposium. For LABOR DISKURS : CHOREOGRAPHING SOUND, academics and the participating artists have been invited to reflect on the festival theme from a theoretical perspective and to provide insights into the development processes of the commissioned compositions. Here, too, the focus is on translation—on the mediation of artistic and theoretical perspectives, on the question of boundaries and the possibility of transcending them.
The expansion of the concept of musical composition has shown that not only any sound can, in principle, be understood as music. Increasingly, the performative and theatrical dimensions of musical interpretation and performance are being incorporated into compositional practices: the physicality of the performer, the materiality of instruments, sound objects and spaces. Composition is turning into a form of choreography of bodies, things and sounds. A comparable expansion can also be seen in contemporary choreography concepts, which see themselves as the organisation of movement in time and space. Here, all theatrical means, including lighting and stage set, video and music, costumes and props, sound generators and spaces, can become the subject of choreographic design.
16:30 | Symposium
Introduction & Lectures with Dahlia Borsche, Matthias Haenisch, Christian Kesten, Mathias Maschat & Stephanie Schroedter
21:00 | Performances
Hanna Hartman composing for/with Hanna Hartman
Kaffe Matthews composing for/with Jacob Ingram-Dodd, Helka Kaski & Louise Tanoto
15:00 | Symposium
Lectures & Artist Talk with Hanna Hartman, Brandon LaBelle, Marcello Lussana, Kaffe Matthews, Yan Jun
21:00 | Performances
Andrea Neumann composing for/with Fernanda Farah, Lee Méir & Hanna Sybille Müller
Matteo Fargion composing for/with Matteo Fargion | After the performances: DJ Zelda Panda
14:00 | Symposium
Lectures & Artist Talk with Fernanda Farah, Matteo Fargion, Jin Hyun Kim, Katarina Kleinschmidt, Lee Méir, Hanna Sybille Müller, Andrea Neumann
20:00 | Performances
Yan Jun composing for/with Takako Suzuki
Brandon LaBelle composing for/with África Clúa Nieto, María Escobar & Jorge de Hoyos
LABOR SONOR : CHOREOGRAPHING SOUND
30.11-02.12.2018 | Doors 19:00 CET | Starts 20:00 CET
Ballhaus Ost | Pappelallee 15 | 10437 Berlin
Symposium free admission and in English and German.
Gefördert durch Hauptstadtkulturfonds | Presents by Digital in Berlin, wire, taz, zitty, nmz, Exberliner