Sounding Situations work is a careful composition of staged situation in urban spaces and live music placed theatrically in what can be discovered in loco. Since 2014 the collective explores theatrical situations between musictheatre, staging and composition with live music, instruments, recordings, samples, speach and live editing. Often radio, transducers and mobile loudspeakers are installed or move with the audience through a theatre, through cities, join a walk or a longer hike through a metropolis till a mountain valley. A focus of the work lies in the live processing of original musical material, field recordings and language sounds, that, interconnected, change their original definition and become a net of sounding meanings. By the use of compositional and performative strategies the perception of the audience is shifted between the reality and a fictive acoustic imaginary.
[SNDNG STTNS] works as a collective and follows an ongoing artistic research developing “performative instruments” under the perspective of their philosophical, conceptual and artistic production processes. Therefore the work looks always for a strong relation to the environment in its material, acoustic and political context. Collaborations range from musicians to choreographers, visual artists, authors and theatre and film directors.
The longterm ongoing work in residencies and commissions brought [SNDNG STTNS] to create various adventurous performative situations and to give academic lectures in universities around the world, such as Germany, Italy, Belgium, Canada, Brasil, Israel and Rwanda.
[photo by Chris Schwagga]