Musician Alan Van Rompuy and theatre maker Dounia Mahammed create an eventful-music-and-text work that hovers somewhere between a concert and a performance.

© Elies Van Renterghem
© Elies Van Renterghem

The focus in their initial research is noise pollution (for both humans and animals), patterns, selective deafness, habituation and noise in relation to silence: something that ceases to exist, the (post-)reverberation, echo, reinvigoration of something that is past, making it more tangible or audible than it was when it still existed.

Each with their own background, they want to let music, text and movement merge into each other, let them be a consequence of each other, place them in a different context: movement brings sound, repetition brings rhythm, word becomes sound, sound becomes feeling.

In a playful (de)construction of different languages they search for meaning and nonsense, for abstraction and language oscillating between the intelligible and the only tangible.

The premiere will take place during Beyond The Black Box in De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam) in February 2021.

Creation and performance: Dounia Mahammed & Alan Van Rompuy - Production: wpZimmer - Residency support: workspacebrussels


16.11.2020 - 22.11.2020

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