Soundcheck in Studio 1

Rather than occurring before the audience arrives, a (kind of) soundcheck is performed for the audience to listen in.

 

This soundcheck, however, departs from the conventional goal of optimizing listening conditions and instead involves checking on the sounds produced by the venue itself—in this case, the room at Uferstudios known as Studio 1.

Using the skin of the room and body-mounted microphones as a prosthesis, this alternate soundchecking practice complicates the acoustic relations between the public, the place, and the performer.

Soundcheck in Studio 1 brings together architectural, acoustic and body-based research in an attempt to reorient the relations between inhabitation, listening and movement.

Live performance (42 minutes)

Final piece for the MA SODA Program at HZT Berlin

Listening Techniques and Performance by Brad Nath

Light Design and Creative Technology by Fluxgeist

Costume Development by Tanja Bombach

Mentoring by Diego Agulló and Mona Mahall

Tutoring by Janez Janša

Photographs by Alicja Hoppel

Video Recorded by Froilán Urzagasti

Uferstudios

Berlin, Germany

29 + 30 April 2022