LIMEN / Sound laboratory of the new convention

Alexey Kokhanov / Kilian Dumann /

LIMEN examines the threshold between experiment and ritual. An opera aria serves as the source of composition. Using extended voice techniques the singer makes it unrecognizable. The process of sound production is central: an invented rite of transformation controls the musical sequence and turns the singer and the room into a common instrument.

LIMEN questions the relevance of ‘classical’ art in the present. What do we hear and feel when the semantic level of music disappears? How do we define the new that then occurs? The process of making music comes into focus, so that the opera appears as a laboratory. In a simple way, artistic practice is presented in its reality – singing as an active, creative act, as ‘labor’.

Composition, vocals Alexey Kokhanov Dramaturgy Kilian Dumann Choreography Cathy Walsh Sound Marcelo Schmittner

artists donate their revenue from ticket sales to Queer Emergency Relief for Ukraine:

Alexey Kokhanov and Kilian Duman participate with LIMEN sn #share, a digital video format from Acker Stadt Palast.

Funded by Neustart - Bundesverband Soziokultur - Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien und Berliner Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.