'murmur' is a performance of circus company Grensgeval and aifoon, who previously also made 'Plock' together.
In 'murmur' an acrobat and a composer explore the boundaries between man, nature and technology. Can an object become an animal? Can a man become a machine, object, or beast? Or can something be all of those at the same time? Starting from these questions they create an acrobatic sound composition.
(c) Bart Grietens
Camiel swings, flings, and juggles with speakers that produce natural sounds. He covers them, muffles them, hands them out. In this way he makes a live acrobatic, moving sound composition. He sticks speakers to his body, goes up in the air. Is he a helicopter? A swarm of starlings? A cocoon? Or just a searching person? He lifts a squeaking speaker on his back, drags like a snail across the floor.
Suddenly the backpacks the audience is carrying, start to buzz and everything and everyone becomes part of a whirlwind of sound. Are you a person in a group? An animal in a swarm? Or an instrument in a composition? Or are you all of those things at once?
'murmur' is circus/sound theater that stimulates all the senses. With rustling backpacks, a landscape of speakers and an acrobatic composer. A show for everyone who wants to be more than just a person.
(c) Bart Grietens
concept: Hanne Vandersteene, Mahlu Mertens, Stijn Dickel
acrobate: Camiel Corneille
directors: Hanne Vandersteene & Mahlu Mertens
dramaturgy: Mieke Versyp
sound composition: Stijn Dickel (aifoon)
software development: Tim De Paepe
hardware: Jeroen Vandesande
costumes : Dorine Demuynck
coproducers: aifoon, Provinciaal domein Dommelhof/Theater op de Markt, C-Takt, MiraMiro
with the support of: the Flemish Government, the City of Ghent,De Grote Post, Circuscentrum, Circusnext, Sabam for Culture
thanks to: Sterre De Vresse, Ward Mortier, Camille Paycha
Shortlisted for Circusnext 2018-2019, European programme coordinated by circusnext and supported by the European Union