◖Nocturne for broken vocal cords is part of Sergiu Matis’ “Noise Nocturnes”, a series of performances and texts that revisit the romantic genre in its fascination for the night and darkness, imitating nature and flirting with folklore.
The massive blocks of acoustic and motoric noise, as well as the abundance of recycled texts spoken at high speed or shouted, constitute the dense score of the nocturne. Choreographic tools applied to movement and voice make navigation possible through the overload of glitched and fragmented moves and sounds, by supporting chaos with coherence.
Intense shouting transforms the voice into a hopeless and hurtful tune.
This solo was first commissioned for the Hungarian Cultural Institute (Collegium Hungaricum) in Berlin in 2018, and has since been presented at KVS Brussels, Reykjavík Dance Festival, UNSEEN Festival Cavtat (Croatia), WASP Bucharest and Baroque Urban Timișoara (Romania).
Concept and choreography: Sergiu Matis
Performance: Sergiu Matis
Light: Emma Juliard
Production: Collegium Hungaricum, 4Culture Association
Distribution: Danila – Freitag, Agentur für Performative Künste
Production: Montag Modus / Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin, 4Culture Association Bucharest
Supported by: DIEHL+RITTER/TANZPAKT RECONNECT, which is funded by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the NEUSTART KULTUR initiative; apap – FEMINIST FUTURES 2020–2024 – a project co-funded by Creative Europe programme of the European Union, and the NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ International Guest Performance Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media