Dreams of Airs
Everyday listening with both ears conceals a fascinating world. In this two-channel hearing, a subtle difference in pitch can create the illusion of a pulse: our brain generates a binaural beat.
In her new composition Dreams of Airs, the Dutch composer and poet Rozalie Hirs dives into the magic sound world of this hallucinatory phenomenon. She wants to induce brainwaves that arise when meditating, sleeping, dreaming or creating. Within a lounge-like setting, the public is ravished by a hypnotizing experience where the combination of the spoken word, music and image stimulate the senses. Spatial objects constitute a visible connection between performers and public.
Hirs’s artistic work analyzes the sizzling beauty of pure sound in a poetic manner. Her poetry and music are lyrical as well as experimental and combine acoustic and electronic sounds, balancing on the boundary between reality and imagination.
Rozalie Hirs: Dreams of Airs
Music and poetry: Rozalie Hirs
Image: Boris Tellegen en Geert Jan Mulder
Musical performance: SPECTRA, conducted by Filip Rathé
Voice: Nora Fischer