Hear is an auditive choreography that unfolds around and in between the audience. Choreographer Benjamin Vandewalle and composer Yoann Durant are developing a human soundscape that explores the physical power of sound. For every edition of Hear, they work with a choir of local volunteers. This way, every performance has a unique voice.
Benjamin and Yoann are concernd with sound but go beyond its emitter, receptor and aesthetics. The matter of sound – the being, the becoming, the existence and the visual reality of sound as such. Hear doesn’t emphasize your physical body, yet its limits are tested, shifting and expanding to other bodies. You are here in Hear. And over there. And there. Sound is everywhere and all the time.
Concept, creation, composition Benjamin Vandewalle & Yoann Durant | Performance Local volunteers | External ears Peter Lenaerts, Sunna Ardal, Leonie Persyn, Samir Hachichi, Nadira Hachichi, Sarah Klenes | Executive production Caravan Production (Brussel) | Co-production Vooruit (Gent) & Trafó (Budapest) in the frame of the European Network [DNA] DEPARTURES AND ARRIVALS | co-financed by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union, Kaaitheater (Brussel), Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof (Neerpelt), Lieux Publics (Marseille) | Residencies workspacebrussels (Brussel), Kaaitheater (Brussel), Vooruit (Gent) | With the support of the Flemish authorities