In Voicing Pieces, one’s own voice is staged to become the protagonist. In the intimacy of an isolated sound booth, guided by a simple score, the audience becomes spectator of their own voice. The act of speaking and simultaneously hearing one’s own voice turns into a theatrical and choreographic experience, sculpted anew with each individual interpretation of the score.
The voice becomes a place for action, a spectacle or a surprise.
Isn’t one’s own voice always inauthentic and uncanny? Who is speaking, when one’s own voice speaks? Rather than recognizing oneself in the stranger, Voicing Pieces is an invitation to recognize the stranger in oneself.
concept Begüm Erciyas realisation Begüm Erciyas and Matthias Meppelink dramaturgy Marnix Rummens live-operation Christophe Albertijn, Niels Bovri, Eric Desjeux, Begüm Erciyas, Julia Krause, Marc Meliá, a.o. text Matthias Meppelink, Begüm Erciyas, Jacob Wren set realization Tim Vanhentenryk, Lena Buchwald, Barbara Greiner artistic collaboration Christophe Albertijn, Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias production management/ PR Barbara Greiner
production Begüm Erciyas, Platform 0090 coproduction wpZimmer (Antwerp), STUK (Leuven), Tanzfabrik Berlin/Tanznacht Berlin research support/residency Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk), Q-O2 Workspace for experimental music and sound art (Brussels), FrankfurtLAB, Tanzrecherche NRW, Goethe-Institut Villa Kamogawa supported by Hauptstadkulturfonds Berlin