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1. HIVE RISE (HR) at CTM, performing at Berghain in Berlin on Tuesday, 28 JANUARY
2. TOGETHER GAMES (TG) at the Eclat Festival with Ensemble Modern, performing in Stuttgart, Germany on 8 FEBRUARY and in Frankfurt on 24 MAY.
We will be exploring vocal techniques that involve active, sculpted white noise whispers and slow sung glissandi. Performers should be able to hold and match pitch, but don't need to be classically trained vocalists and don't need to be able to read music. W’re looking for performers with deep body presence, including dancers, who are open to energetically connecting with the audience they move through. There will be no 4th wall in this piece, so folks should be open to that kind of proximity and intimacy.
Both pieces will continue our work with the custom 3D printed acoustic megaphones, made in collaboration with Matter Design, that we have worked with thus far on Hive Rise at the Wasserturm Prenzlauerberg, Filament at the NY Philharmonic, and Echolocator at PEOPLE 2018. These megaphones both amplify and directionally focus sound. They are surreally loud – even though they use no electricity. (You can hear whispers from across a football field, I swear! An ASMR wonderland... ) And because of their hyper directionality they interact with architectural surfaces (ceilings, floors, walls, etc) in strange and deeply visceral ways.
In Hive Rise at Berghain Jan 2020, the megaphonists will create an immersive, embodied experience as Ashley Fure plays subwoofers live; in Together Games in Stuttgart, megaphonists will perform in the round with an orchestral ensemble (Ensemble Moderne) in a bright green gym at the theaterhaus in Stuttgart. In Together Games in Frankfurt, megaphonists will also perform with Ensemble Moderne at the Frankfurt Lab.
[HR] DECEMBER 2: Half Day at DAAD - (90€ )
[HR] DECEMBER 4: Full Day at Berghain (120€)
[TG] Early December/Mid January: 1 or 2 rehearsals for Together Games: dates flexible/negotiable
[HR] MON/TUES JANUARY 20: Full day at DAAD (120€)
[HR] WEDNESDAY 22 JAN - Full day at Berghain (120€)
[HR] TUESDAY 28 JAN Morning Rehearsal at DAAD & Performance at Berghain (200€)
[TG] TUESDAY 4 FEB - Together Games rehearsing in Frankfurt
[TG] WEDNESDAY 5 FEB - Together Games rehearsing in Frankfurt
[TG] THURSDAY 6 FEB - Together Games rehearsing in Frankfurt
[TG] FRIDAY 7 FEB -Together Games rehearsing in Frankfurt and travel to Stuttgart
[TG] SATURDAY 8 FEB - Together Games premieres in Stuttgart (dress & Performance)
[TG] 22/23 MAY - Travel to Frankfurt, Together Games rehearsal in Frankfurt
[TG] 24 MAY - Together Games dress + performance in Frankfurt
HIVE RISE performance and rehearsals: 650 euro total
TOGETHER GAMES: 120 euro/full day, plus travel, housing, and per diems.