Sounds and Spaces – unseen
What do our ears tell us when we are blindfolded?
How do we experience sounds and spaces?
Together with eight musicians from Syria, Colombia, Turkey, China, Iran and other countries, the Center for World Music has developed Sounds and Spaces – unseen, in which instruments from various regions of the world are heard in an unusual way in the splendid historical Galerie.
The audience only finds out which instruments are played, how they look and who plays them towards the end of this remarkable concert experience, which sharpens the perception and concentrates entirely on hearing. Whilst blindfolded the audience listens to the sounds and the music.
Up close or from far away, unknown instrumental sounds circle around the listeners. Alone or with others, they evoke individual associations. It is up to each listener to decide what sound has what significance, or whether it seems familiar or not. How do we experience this space, and how is it changed by the unusual sound-worlds?
After about 30 minutes the secret is revealed and the audience gets to know the instruments and musicians, and listeners have an opportunity to try out the instruments and ask questions.
The Center for World Music is a music-ethnological research institute with a sound archive and collection of instruments that make different musical traditions from all parts of the world accessible.
With Students and alumnis of the master course "musik.welt - Kulturelle Diversität in der musikalischen Bildung" of the Center for World Music of the Stiftung Universität Hildesheim.