hEAR DROPS – Das Lachenmann
Laughing is fun and laughing connects. Even babies laugh before they can talk or sing. No wonder laughing is an ideal exercise for the voice, for opening your mind to others and to new ideas. Explore the endless possibilities of human laughter. Share and accept ideas. Experiment with them. Evolve from spontaneous laughing into shared musical experience and composition.
hEAR DROPS promotes cooperation between children and adults based on shared criteria. The principle is simple: watch an episode together, discuss what you’ve seen and heard, watch again, interpret the rules of the game, discuss context and materials, perform together, evaluate together.
Artlink: Das Lachenmann IV by Motoharu Kawashima (°1972) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dotgu…
This composition (2017), commissioned by the Swiss contemporary music ensemble UMS ‘n JIP, features an unconventional style involving theatrical aspects.