The image of the membrane serves as a contextual framework for the lab, processing ‘phonotopes’ in the sense of place and culture-specific soundscapes. The objective is to tune, rhythmize and contextualize the body by accumulating site-specific sound and movement techniques.
Within solo and group constellations – intonating, articulating, scripting, creating and discussing new soundscapes, challenges and explores the public space around the exemplary campus of DUK. The participants study structure by improvising and deciphering content as it emerges through rhythm, echo, timbre, sounding and speaking… Filling up the ‘stillness’ and emptying it. Exemplary soundscapes articulate phono- and polytopes, enhanced through choreographic miniatures in various configuration.
As a run-up to the lab, places of different world cultures in Africa, Asia, Europe and the USA are linked-up in order to trade and exchange various taped soundscapes… As the meeting of the international participants occurs, the pre-composed materials are being processed further thus juxtaposed with the findings on location. . Exemplary lecturers are interwoven in order to foster the lab discursively.
ICLA 2010: The International ChoreoLab Austria (ICLA) continued its cycle of interdisciplinary project modules with ‘MEMBRANE motion_phonotope’ in July 2010, which attracted participants from the US, Brazil, Africa and Europe. Among the teaching staff were Sound Artist Lawrence Casserley (GB), Choreographer Patricia Bardi (US), Medical Scientist Dieter Falkenhagen (A) and the Architect Renate Hammer (A).