CAROLA BAUCKHOLT B. 1959: HELLHÖRIG (sound opera)
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Code: COVIELLO SACD 61009
Die Macht der Geräusche. Szenische Poesie von Carola Bauckholt (The Power of Noises Staged Poetry by Carola Bauckholt) – that was the original title of the sound opera Hellhörig, which was premiered at the Munich Biennale in 2008, and it is a perfect description of the work’s focus. The composer does not follow the usual path of transforming the sound of traditional instruments into noises but takes the opposite approach. Noises are the starting point; instrumentsand human voices establish a relationship with them and imitate them, creating a disconcerting interplay. There are no words in this opera, resulting in a unique musical idiom. In addition to cellos and percussion, the instruments also include a zinc tub, scrub sponges, and metal lampshades. A collection of cans and boxes, marbles and balls of various materials, vacuum cleaners, balloons,and plastic cups add ever new listening dimensions.