ALTMÜLLER / BOGNER, EGGER / MECHTLER / SCHU
THEATER OF SOUNDS
Every sound a proper theatrical shape, every sound its own "theatre". Theatre in
its original shape - as a stage, a place of resounding ways of expression
gliding past the spectator - a kind of musical theatre.
An acoustical sky - a system of hundreds of small loudspeakers and a
loudspeaker unit allows alternatively the diffusion of sound images, sound
colours and musical compositions.
Noises become sounds, sounds become objects, objects become scenery, scenery
becomes costumes, costumes become noises. This mutual neutralization and
aligning of sound and visual effects allows the characters to meet their rank
step by step, to develop their own life, to escape their isolation on one side
and to express their being outsiders, on the other.
sequence and story of the piece will be composed by using different techniques
of sound production - by the rustle and the squeal of a dress, by rattling
musical instruments and colourful, blooming, moving sceneries - and in addition
electronic means transform the sounds or minute contact microphones amplify the
natural sounds produced by the actors or objects. Maybe a kind of alienation
technique is created, which demonstrates the weakness (respectively the power)
of sound and noise in connection with other artistical means of expression.
Under consideration of these factors, these playful, funny sequences the
cooperation of the three components - music, optics and spectacle - are