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Secret Theater Ensemble and Tempo Reale work together for a project where sound is conceived as a vibration to be experienced. The study, conducted by the composer Gabriele Marangoni, is intended to be an avant-garde project that breaks down barriers between deaf and hearing people through an artistic product specifically built to be enjoyed by both groups.
Silent is really a visionary journey to the limits of perception, because the audience experiences the presence of a deaf performer and a vocal soloist who produce the sound together. The central idea is to have access to an extreme region of perception, in which the sound blends with vibration and gesture. This is rendered possible by technological and scenic devices allowing the performers to communicate with each other and help the audience overcome the barrier of sound. With Silent Gabriele Marangoni experiments and investigates extreme electroacoustic regions. A sound frequency structure below the hearing threshold has been designed within the work, which works on the physical and cerebral perception of sound at frequencies of 4 Hz where it is the body that perceives the sound, without the sense of hearing.
A coproduction SECRET THEATER ENSEMBLE, TEMPO REALE, FONDAZIONE I TEATRI, FESTIVAL APERTO REGGIO EMILIA.
In collaboration with:
ENS, SGB-FSS Schweizerischer Gehorlosenbund
UBS Cultural Fondation
Concept and Composition:
Secret Theater Ensemble Conductor:
male voice with extended techniques:
David W. Benini
set design and vibrating systems: