A musical theater performance that allows the hushed voices of life underwater to speak.
The underwater world has a wealth of sounds. Dolphins recognize each other by whistling, porpoises orient themselves by listening to the echo of their click signals and fish talk by drumming, grunting, screeching and creaking. However, man does not pass silently by the sea either. The sonars and propellers of ships, explosives from the oil and gas industry and the creak of sleeping nets being pulled through the bottom go through the marrow and fin, and lie the harmony of the soundscape. Cusk Collective brings the underwater world in all its beauty and brutality to the stage in the musical theater performance Ear to Sea.
Ear to Sea gives the muted voices of the sea a voice again. To this end, Cusk Collective listened below the waterline and let representatives of these voices speak: scientists who investigate the phenomenon of underwater noise and sound pollution.
The starting point of the performance is the search for how scientific language and underwater sound can interact with and be amplified by music and movement.
19:45 - Doors open
20:00 - 22:00 - Concert
The musicians: Kristien Doumen (vocals), Alex Smith (percussion), Jenna Vergeynst (harp and violin) and Rúben Borges (composition and electronics) The scientists: Clea Parcerisas, Elisabeth Debusschere, Eric Parmentier and Katja Philippart With the warm support of Pilar (Brussels), WARP (Sint-Niklaas), Walpurgis (Mortsel), De Koer (Ghent), PostX (Ghent) en kleinVerhaal (Ostend), where this performance was created through various residency programs and with the support of Sabam for Culture and the Flemish Government.
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