FOR DØVE ØRER (For Death Ears) is a staged installation inviting you into the world of the deaf. How is the world perceived when you cannot hear it? Can you feel sound through the body? And do you ever think about when you hear and when you listen?
The creators are set designer and director Louise Beck, writer Ida Marie Hede and the composers Katinka Fogh Vindelev, Katrine Graup Elbo and Sara Rosendal. The artistic team corporates with two hearing impaired singers: 14-year-old Lova Heick who is born deaf and has a special ability to transform a feeling in the body into clear sound and the 70-year-old rock singer Lotte Rømer suffering from both a hearing loss and tinnitus and moreover is born with absolute pitch.
It will be an exceptional meeting between three extraordinary voices: Lova Heick’s soft and unique vocal, Lotte Rømer’s coarse rock voice and Katinka Fogh Vindelev’s equilibristic soprano. The music digs the three singers out of the idea of normality that sets them apart. Now they meet in a utopia where music genres collide and dissolve. Here a rhyme is a vibration in the spine. Here you listen by stepping into a resonance room for all the senses of the body.
FOR DØVE ØRER challenges our dependence on hearing and expand our idea of how one can enjoy sound and music. The performance is created in corporation with scientist form DTU and sound designer Asker Kudahl. The audience experience most of the piece through earphones where our “normal” hearing is swoped for a manipulated soundscape.
FOR DØVE ØRER is a part of the opening program for Sort/Hvid Stage for Music Theatre
From 2021 Sort/Hvid is a stage for music theatre. We start off with a big opening program. Two months filled with pieces mixing music and theatre. See the whole program here.