Photo: Erik-Jan Ouwererk

Photo: Erik-Jan Ouwererk

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HEARING GRASS GROWING

 

Christiane Hommelsheim (Voice), Hilla Steinert (Performance)

 

"It deserves less sleep as a bird and sees at night and day hundred acres wide; he also hears the grass growing in the earth and the wool out of the sheep, therefor also everything what gives a stronger sound."

(free translated from Karl Shimrock "Die Edda über den Gott Heimdall", 1851)

 

Everything growing makes a sound, often inaudibly for the human ear. Also growing is a movement. Hearing grass growing stands for having a sixth sense.

 

Christiane Hommelsheim www.christianehommelsheim.de and Hilla Steinert are giving their senses form and sound. In their performance they let grass and sounds grow. They bring it into a composition where the past has its place as well as the present. One gets woven and braided with the other.

 

2014, Ankunft: Neue Musik, Hauptbahnhof - Berlin, Germany

www.ohrenstrand.de/2014/live-programm/270814/