SOUNDS OF PRESSURE
Sometimes the voice is stuck. Then you can suck a lozenge or sing or laugh or cry. Or you can scream. Screaming is an act of liberation, catharsis, resistance. You scream because there’s something you cannot stand any longer, because you cannot help it, because you want to be heard. Or you just enjoy making some noise. Veza Fernández and Christina Lederhaas understand the scream as a feat of strength based on listening and releasing abilities, and as a possible means of interpersonal connection and support.
Using our body, voice, hearing and space, we aim to produce a scream that takes a certain shape yet liberates the voice. Participants learn techniques that can be used to connect the voice, body and space by means of hearing. Together we create states that enable the amplification of extreme sound without pressure. We work on relaxing, strengthening and supporting the vocal tract, on what we hear and on detecting different resonance spaces. Together we will become a massive punk band, a shrill, hysterical and noisy landscape. Each voice provokes, supports, pushes the next and merges with it.
are the Thinking Pieces collective based in Graz and Vienna. Thinking Pieces are performances intended to make thought processes, individual thoughts or dreams visible in the form of dance and as physical states. Lederhaas and Fernández explore the physical manifestation and production of words, the scenic and choreographic generation and degeneration of meanings in bodies, theatre spaces, galleries and museums.
They are currently investigating the poetic and political potential of vocal and physical states that occur in situations of extreme closeness and intimacy. Previous joint performances: Kniht, Thinking Pieces, A Wall for Maria, Pressures of the Heart, Pascal, (Again) Hunger.
This training runs from 28 until 31 October 2019.