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OurEars

After their big open air multimedia performance DEAD SERIOUS in 2014, the Belgian ensemble Nadar focused on more intimate listening experiences in their 2018 project for the Darmstadt Summer Course, called “OurEars”. Four composers (Natasha Diels, Vladimir Gorlinsky, Cathy van Eck, Martin Schüttler) curated and/or composed site-specific works for a shared apartment, an artist’s studio, a doctor’s house and an alternative cultural center. In a final evening concert, musicians and visitors came together at Centralstation, where pieces by Stefan Prins, Joanna Bailie and Louis d’Heudieres addressed transitions between urban and concert space, inside and outside, listening and seeing as well as the translation of something heard into language.

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