Emily Welther image by Oliver Stroemer | Daniel Brandl image by Harbauer
equilibrium - Emily Welther and Daniel Brandl
In a structured improvised setting between a dancer and a musician, this piece dissolves the boundaries between movement and sound, between the seen and the heard by experimenting with an equilibrium of the senses. As a continuation of their live-streamed work, I N T E R F A C E, equilibrium brings the sounds of physical and emotional, acoustic and digital movement into an audio-visual-landscape. The artists join the mediums of dance, performance, and acoustic/electronic music, exploring sound as vibrations that result from the contact between bodies.
Over the past three years, Welther and Brandl have explored the binaural effects and possibilities of digitally-produced and live-mixed sounds in their live-streaming performances. Their separate practices evolve and merge into multiple ways of listening: through and with the body, as a sensory experience beyond that which is heard with the ears, and out of the urgent need to to de-prioritize the visual, the known and the seen. This piece takes their digital and live-streaming work into a live event with shared sonic experiences and physically felt vibrations. They ask, how can an equilibrium be established between the senses, and might it then expand and alter the audible and visual boundaries of me and you?
Duration +/- 50mins
Saturday 4th February at 8pm | Echo Echo Studios
Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement 2023
Friday 27th January - Saturday 11th February 2023
Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company, Waterloo House, Magazine Street, Derry-Londonderry BT48 6HH
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