CREATIVE CONCEPT IN DEVELOPMENT
Take the BERLIN project music album as the point of departure to create a new body of work engaging with new audiences through the translation of the lyrics of the seven songs from English into German.
LIVE PERFORMANCE AND/OR FILM
image inspiration examples opposite
The new spoken word pieces will be performed by a series of local residents in Berlin, whilst the photography captured in the city between 2012 and 2015 will projected onto to their faces and bodies. These ‘lyrics as poems’ abstract performances will be filmed and available to watch via online channels with optional subtitles for the two nationalities, deaf/hard of hearing. The performances will be interspersed with parts of the original album tracks.
A selection of images from the photo book can be viewed HERE
featuring full album (on media player opposite)
The original album consists of an intro/outro instrumental along with seven songs responding to time spent in the city over three years. Found sounds and field recordings captured during these trips are intertwined within the soundscape providing a site specific setting to the music from the city that shaped it. The new translations – lyrics as poems – will be spoken in German in between the original album tracks creating a new 14 track bilingual experience.
Short work documenting time spent in Berlin, featuring the intro/outro from the album.