(you hear it) all the time / Isabelle Kranabetter

Musical performance


© Isabelle Kranabetter

A linguistic-musical study about identity and absurdity of the interpreter as a supposedly neutral background actor, about translating in general as well as in interaction between human and translating technology.

Nowadays our ears are more than ever familiar with the sounds of foreign languages. At the same time translating proves to be a fundamental cultural technique not only for mutual understanding, but also in bureaucratic contexts such as migration and asylum. Thus a third entity is added to a classical conversation, which is based on the exchange of information: the interpreter. An invisible background actor, seemingly neutral and uninvolved, but with some challenges on his/her coat-tails.

What if the interpreted information and the image we as an audience create ourselves of the speaking person, drift apart hardheadedly?

In a linguistic-musical performance with actors as well as real interpreters the issues of identity, credibility and consistent failure, given the perils of that triangle constellation, are being discussed. The permanently changing game of reality and fiction touches the existentiality of the stories told on stage equally as a comicality that evolves from the borders of understanding.

In doing so the human voice as well as its technical convertions form the basis of a composition that steadily addresses the scales, enmeshments and transitions of linguisticality and musicality.

Premiere 30. August 2019 | 20 Uhr | Theater im Delphi
Weitere Vorstellungen:
31. August 2019 | 20 Uhr 
Tickets: 13 Euro | 8 Euro (ermäßigt) |

Performer*innen: Meimouna Coffi, Márton Kovács, Manickam Yogeswaran, Jakob Rauber
Konzept und Inszenierung: Isabelle Kranabetter
Kompositionen: Alexander Chernyshkov
Video und Raum: Karolina Serafin
Dramaturgie: Elise Schobeß  
Produktionsleitung: Chris Wohlrab

Eine Kopoduktion mit DNT/Kunstfest Weimar; in Kooperation mit dem Theater im Delphi, TATWERK | Performative Forschung und Collegium Hungaricum Berlin
Gefördert im Rahmen der Einstiegsförderung der Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa

Weitere Vorstellung am 4. September 2019 um 20 Uhr, Kunstfest Weimar