Neighbours was a performance/installation by Fabiano Marques and Fabricio Poltronieri. It was part of the Openhaus at ZK/U 2014 in Berlin.
Participants of the performance event where distributed in different rooms of the building, and communicated trough a system, in which each performer could choose a channel of sounds of all performer and was simoultaneously sending his/her own sonic improvisation to the rest of performers. A mesh of improvisations was built, which was triggered by the selection of the channels of sounds and the response to these sounds, which again related to other improvisations.
Every participant used different media for producing their sounds (instruments, objects, electronic devices/programs).
“The public may enter the sound loop at any point with an active presence, which may influence the musician and, potentially, change the sound message transmitted. We all feel an instinctive call to keep communication in flow. The idea is that even without knowing how it will be heard, each participant understands the importance in receiving the message, making the sound their own, and passing it on to their neighbours.” – Fabiano Marques.
The building of the ZK/U becomes a simbiotic organism of relations, sounds passes it´s walls and doesn´t, one action triggers another action, it is a chain of relations moved by sounds. Members of the performance interact without bodily or visual presence, creating a new body of sound that wanders trough the architecture and virtual net creating the connection between the performers and the happening as a whole. Like a living organism, the sonic happening forms an entity which contracts and releases it´s tension and movements at different moments and at in different limbs.
The performance was as long as the Openhaus opening hours, performers where free to perform at any time, attending or not the call from their neighbours.
I was locatet in the kitchen and my materials where diverse metallic objects, little stones and woodobjects for making sounds which where recorded and transmitted in real time.
Performing artists where: Fabiano Marques, Fabrizio Poltronieri, Lenara Verle, Katharina Bévand, João Miguel Tavares
“Neighbours, neighbours, neighbours
Have I got neighbours?
Have I got neighbours?
All day and all night”
M. Jagger/K. Richards