Iterative processes of alignment and accompaniment activate a listening that retells incremental stories.
For this collaboration Biliana Voutchkova, Michael Thieke, Gretchen Blegen and Litó Walkey translate the visual concept of blurriness into sonic, somatic and spacial forms. The edges between past, present, reoccurring and spontaneous grow vague, and the performance exposes tactile textures of density.
Commissioned by Sounddance Festival Berlin, this work developed from two ongoing projects: The Blurred Music Project by violinist Biliana Voutchkova and clarinetist Michael Thieke composes pieces where their own recordings intermittently appear and are almost identically duplicated by the live performance; and The Circulating Book Project by interdisciplinary artists Asaf Aharonson, Gretchen Blegen and Litó Walkey that circulates exchanges of correspondence, speech, writing, collage and composition over an extended period of time to co-create the book entries.
Photos by Dieter Hartwig