Mehdi FARAJPOUR
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Conceptual Performance Artist
Mehdi FARAJPOUR
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Conceptual Performance Artist

SoundGraphy

Creation / Création: 2018-2019 – Duration / Durée: 30 min – Genre: Interdisciplinary choreographic performance – Concept, Direction, Choreography / Conception, mise en scène & ChorégraphieMehdi Farajpour – Sound Art / Son: Mehdi Farajpour
UK performers (2018): Shelley Eva Haden, Claire Lambert & Laura Vanhulle
FR performers (2019): Neus Canalias Avila, Églantine Chauchaix & Daniela De Lauri.

Produced by : ORIANTHEATRE Dance Company – Supported by BND (Birmingham Dance Network) in frame Birmingham International Dance Festival (UK), Vivid Projects (UK), Théâtre de l’Oulle (Fr) & Art Village (Fr).

CONCEPT :

SoundGraphy is a technology based performance using Movement reactive Sound Sensors on the body of performers with the aim of approaching a new notion of dance: Dematerialised Dance.

In SoundGraphy, three dancers are creating music by moving their body (Sensors) into different positions. Without a movement, there is no sound. In other words, SoundGraphy is a collaborative musical composition where dance has a secondary importance. The main aim is to create a musical atmosphere through movement.

SoundGraphy, visually is inspired by an ancient theatrical form from Iran called Ta’zieh that has been performed by non-professional and ordinary man as a religious practice in memory of a martyred Imam.

Dans SoundGraphy, les trois danseuses, représentant les trois personages de Ta’zieh, sont équipées de capteurs sonores reliés par Bluetooth à un logiciel produit spécifiquement pour ce projet. La composition musicale est à créer par les danseuses en fonction de leurs mouvements qui rends chaque representation unique et different au niveau de la sonorité.