This is ongoing collaboration with NICOLE BEUTLER. This recording is a bit flatted, so the effect is less that live.
HEARING VOICES is a 5 day workshop/performance by Nicole Beutler and Eric Ellingsen. HEARING VOICES engages the psychoacoustic work of Diana Deutsch ‘Phantom Words’. These are moving poems made in the interplay of the space of listening and the volume of architecture space. The score is made up of experienced spatial experiments in which listening writes the words the audience hears. The choreography of the dancers is based on sound rather than sight. Phantom words allows the same objective words being said to be heard differently be each person. Listening authors the words. HEARING VOICES engages the collective voice and the subjective ear.
HEARING VOICES is a project by NBprojects in collaboration with Eric Ellingsen and made possible with the support of Frascati and the Goethe-Institut in Amsterdam
with: Esther Snelder, Carola Bärtschiger, Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti, Alice Pons, Alma Söderberg, Jolika Sudermann, Niels Kuiters, Pedro Inês, Sieger Baljon, Andreas Hannes, Merel Heering, Eric Ellingsen en Nicole Beutler, technician: Paul Schimmel, production Justa Ter Haar, thanks to: Bart Kiene (voice training), Gary Shepherd (advice)