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Dávid Somló (HU)
A spatial symphony designed for busy urban spaces that sheds light on the beauty and complexity of pedestrian motion.

„The key of the piece is the spot on dramaturgy – how it generates doubt and curiosity in the audience and then how it creates surprises. (…) It takes some time until we realise how the piece invisibly changes our relation to the space, each other and ourselves.” Králl Csaba, Élet és Irodalom

Twenty performers move along concealed pathways carrying portable speakers that each play one layer of a composition, enveloping the public setting in a mesmerising aural sphere.

As the sound sources are completely hidden from the audience, it’s the spatial movement of these subtle, continuous tones that gradually unravel the piece’s choreography – and morphing the public space into something that is about more than solely transit.

These layers of interaction between performers, audience and passersby create a playful, intense presence at a large, busy public space. At the same time the constantly moving surround composition and the emerging organic choreography create a hypnotizing and unique audio-visual performance experience, for both participants and audiences.

INFO

Duration: 35 min.
Age: From 6 years

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A spatial symphony designed for busy urban spaces that sheds light on the beauty and complexity of pedestrian motion.

„The key of the piece is the spot on dramaturgy – how it generates doubt and curiosity in the audience and then how it creates surprises. (…) It takes some time until we realise how the piece invisibly changes our relation to the space, each other and ourselves.” Králl Csaba, Élet és Irodalom

Twenty performers move along concealed pathways carrying portable speakers that each play one layer of a composition, enveloping the public setting in a mesmerising aural sphere.

As the sound sources are completely hidden from the audience, it’s the spatial movement of these subtle, continuous tones that gradually unravel the piece’s choreography – and morphing the public space into something that is about more than solely transit.

These layers of interaction between performers, audience and passersby create a playful, intense presence at a large, busy public space. At the same time the constantly moving surround composition and the emerging organic choreography create a hypnotizing and unique audio-visual performance experience, for both participants and audiences.

INFO

Duration: 35 min.
Age: From 6 years

TICKET PERFORMANCE

Click the TICKET icon to the right: next to TIME + LOCATION or buy a festival-wristband and get free tickets to all ticket-performances. There are different categories of wristbands – for families or individuals. READ MORE and buy PASSAGE FESTIVAL WRISTBAND HERE.

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About the company

Dávid Somló is a Hungarian sound artist and performance maker. His artistic practice focuses on spatiality and interactions. Using simple elements, structures and instructions for his sound performances and installations, he creates immersive situations that allow us to examine our relationship to sounds, everyday movements and interactions in a new way.

His primary tool-kit consists of over 60 portable and non-portable speakers which grant him a unique flexibility in composing spatial sound.

Dávid Somló is part of Green Streets of Europe, a sustainable journey for international performances in the public space supported by EUs Creative Europe-programme.

www.davidsomlo.com

Credits

Concept, Choreography, Composition: Dávid Somló
Performers: Local participants + PASSAGE Volunteer Camp
Photo: Attila Balogh + Dobrovodsky