Overview:

Involving 8 musicians, 10 instruments and visual projections, Euphonika is a quasi-theatrical sound and vision performance that explores the urge across cultures and religions to blur the distinctions between the animate and the inanimate.

Dolls, fantasies, fairgrounds, childhood obsessions and those of a darker and more unsettling nature are the inspirations behind this multi-layered, evocative, funny/strange soundscape. Sex dolls, miracles, talking statues, freaks, fetishism and testimonies from real agalmatophiliacs are accompanied by twisted music hall melodies and the music of memory.

Euphonika considers the ‘living statue’ as a historical cultural phenomenon, and looks at the varied attitudes held about believers - from the socially derogated to the spiritually exalted, from Hans Bellmer to Dennis Nilsen to the hight priests of Hinduism…

“Euphonika pushes outwards, fusing unsettling imagery, serial killers, rudely obsessed doll fanatics within a vaudeville circus atmosphere, leaving this viewer disoriented, unsteady, yet thirsting for some more”

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The concept behind Euphonika

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