Sonic Voyeur II

01. März 2018

Sonic Voyeur II is the second installation in a series of pieces that explore the relationship between sound and intimacy, and what it means to listen closely to events, actions, and relationships that are in fact quite personal and private.
In the first installation of Sonic Voyeur, the musicians were selectively amplified by a performer using a parabolic microphone. In the second installment, I explore a collective paranoia centered around the feeling that someone is eavesdropping on the musicians’ telephone conversations. Though the piece was written long before the revelations about the US government’s surveillance programs around the world, the piece can be understood in this context rather well. As Joseph Heller once famously said, “Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you”. In terms of this piece, one might say the following: If you think someone is listening to your conversations, you might just be right.


09. März 2018

10. & 11.03.2018: Radialsystem V, Berlin
03. & 04.05.2018: Gare du Nord, Basel

Dénise Beck (Sopran), Zafraan Ensemble
Komposition: Evan Gardner
Regie: Ulrike Schwab
Ausstattung: Cora Saller
Dramaturgie: Isabelle Kranabetter
Video: Martin Mallon
Künstlerische Leitung: Clemens Hund-Göschel

Eine Produktion des Zafraan Ensemble in Kooperation mit dem Radialsystem V und dem Gare du Nord Basel. Gefördert aus Mitteln des Hauptstadtkulturfonds, vom Land Berlin, dem Fachausschuss Musik BS/BL und der Gwärtler Stiftung.