Тhe DNA of Words Series

We live in a time when we have ever-increasing possibilities to talk, but ever decreasing chances to have a conversation, making it a real challenge to reach an audience through poetry. Presenting poetry in the form of a book locks the words away between its covers and confines them. That is why we need new methods of telling poetry.
The DNA of Words is a series of performances in which we explore alternative ways of presenting poetry, by creating unique performances that are built around specific, custom-built instruments.
Each performance is an improvisation without the use of any prerecorded materials. We know what the story is but we don’t know how we will tell it this time. The DNA of Words series reenact poems from two poetry books; “DNA” and “In Other Words”, as well as new and yet unpublished poems by Bulgarian writer Ivanka Mogilska.

The DNA of Words III

for Typewriter and Electro-acoustic Trash Banjo

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picture by Rene Beekman

The DNA of Words for Typewriter and Electro-acoustic Trash Banjo is the 3rd piece in the DNA of Words series. It was first presented at Sfumato theatre on July 1 2012, Sofia.
In this version, we developed entirely new instrument, the Typewriter, based on the concept of discovering the DNA of words. We record and modulate poetry in real‐time using a modified mechanical typewriter and an electronic banjo created from junk-materials.

Listen the record from  the live broadcast of the performance on Alarma, BNR on Soundcloud 
Video on vimeo
More pictures of the project you can find on our facebook page

The DNA of Words II

for Electric Glass Double Bass

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picture by Ivan Peykov

The 2nd piece in the DNA of Words series was first presented at the third Digital Arts Festival on September 15 2011 in Sofia. In this version we use a custom made glass double bass in addition to the tablet for transforming the written poetry into sound. When instruments were added not only the sound changed, the content was transformed. We discovered new connections and paths for the story.

Listen the record from  the live broadcast of the performance on Alarma, BNR on Soundcloud 
More pictures of the project you can find on our facebook page

The DNA of Words I

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picture by Petya Boyukova

The DNA of Words for Wacom Tablet is the 1st piece in the DNA of Words series. It was first presented on June 17 2011 at art project space The Fridge  in Sofia. In the first version of the performance we record and modulate poetry in real‐time using a wacom tablet as a metaphor for creating written word. Through the tablet the recorded fragments of poetry are turned into a sonic environment that follows its own rules and creates its own story.

Video on vimeo
More pictures of the project you can find on our facebook page

The performances were presented at:

Vlaikova Cinema on February 8 2013, Sofia 

Art Hostel on January 1 2013, Sofia

Kornfeld Gallery on December 1 2012, Berlin 

Sfumato theatre on July 1 2012, Sofia

The Red House, also broadcasted live on Alrama Punk Jazz on radio “Hristo Botev” BNR on June 14 2012, Sofia

Cinema Vlaikova, also broadcasted live on Alrama Punk Jazz on radio “Hristo Botev” BNR on December 16 2011, Sofia

Grafit Gallery, part of Contepo.lab on November 28 2011, Varna

The Regional Library P.K. YavorovNovember on 25 2011, Bourgas

Ancient Bath on November 12 2011, Plovdiv

At the third Digital Arts Festival on September 15 2011 , Sofia

Sfumato theatre on July 3 2011, Sofia

The Fridge on June 17 2011, Sofia



3 responses to “Тhe DNA of Words Series”

  1. albenski says:

    Можете да видите пърформанса „ДНК на думите” на 03.07.2011 г. от 17:00 ч. в камерната зала на театър „Сфумато”
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=245536655462568

  2. Anton says:

    Не можах да го видя на DA Fest, защото беше сбъркана програмата и го пропуснах. Много жалко, надявам се да го видя скоро. Работата ви изглежда вдъхновяваща. Поздравления! Абонирвам се за блога с надежда, че ако има нещо ще успя да го видя следващия път.

    Поздрави,
    Антон

  3. Вижте “ДНК на думите” в нов вариант на 1 юли 2012 в “СФУМАТО” от 17:00-18:00!

    http://www.facebook.com/events/351141344956956/

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