21st Festival 2011 / Programme

Fringe programme

Sonntag 13. Nov. // 11.30 – ca. 13.00 Uhr
Institut für Theaterwissenschaft / Universität Leipzig

(Eintritt frei)


»Tonstörung oder Vom Eigensinn des Akustischen«


(pictures from left to right)

/ Dr. Veronika Darian, Institut für Theaterwissenschaft / Universität Leipzig
/ Prof. Dr. Petra Maria Meyer, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel
/ Patrick Hahn, Staatsoper Stuttgart
/ Thomas Hahn, Journalist, Paris

Prof. Dr. Günther Heeg, Theaterwissenschaftler, Universität Leipzig

Sound disturbances interrupt the coupling of images and sounds as we are accustomed to them. »I see you speak … «, announce the resounding images on television, in the cinema and at theatre and thus conclude: » … therefore you are!«. The synchronisation of the acoustic and the visual determines our identity and our means of seeing the world. What happens when this unity is separated? Sound disturbances draw our attention to the obstinacy of acoustics: the materiality of the tones, the vibration of the sounds, the rustling of the transmission, the graininess of the voice.

The discussion will combine perspectives from the history of acoustics in the 20th and beginning of the 21st century with those of contemporary (music) theatre and the intermediality of art, in order to explore the potential of the »acoustic turn«.

Mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch die Universität Leipzig