Deva Schubert
Glich Choir

Original Music and Sound Design

Concept, Choreography: Deva Schubert
Performance: Chihiro Araki, Deva Schubert
Music, sound: Davide Luciani
Light: Hannah Kritten Tangsoo
Voice Coaching: Doreen Kutzke
Choir: Siegmar Zacharias, Emilie Gregersen, Noumissa Sidibé, Doreen Kutzke,
Naledi Majola, Francesca Ferrari, Ama Tomberli, Jette Büchsenschütz, Lotta Beckers
Dramaturgy: Lotta Beckers
Research, dramaturgy: Jette Büchsenschütz
Costume: Ama Tomberli

Glitch refers to a (digital) disturbance of information, like a distorted image or a faltering video. GLITCH CHOIR transfers this phenomenon into the analogue space. At the center of the piece is the re-composition of a lamentation song through glitching. Historically, public mourning has been performed primarily by women, so-called lamenters, who, in exchange for payment, give emotional expression to others’ grief for the deceased. It is mostly women who are allowed to, but also damned to glitch the private into the public. The two female performers tend to a collective body of mourning by creating a space of intimate multi-resonance. In the vocal distortion already inherent in the lament, a transformation of mourning into a collective glitch takes place. What kind of choir emerges in the dissonance of frequencies?



photo: Frank Sperling


photo: Frank Sperling