With Caroline Bergvall (UK) author | Jamie Hamilton (UK) composer | Andy Delaney (UK) film| Léonce Lupette (DEU) translator | and the Night & Refuge poets: Vahni Capildeo (UK), Nisha Ramayya (UK), Leo Boix (UK), Will Harris (UK) | Production: Sonic Atlas, Berlin Werkstatt
Caroline Bergvall (born in Hamburg in 1962) is a politically thinking and acting poet in the emphatic sense. This is demonstrated in her new multi-lingual work Sonic Atlas, which reacts to the refugee crisis and modern extremism. It foregrounds minority languages in the UK and the EU that exist side-by-side with English and other, dominant, European languages.
Sonic Atlas has been created in collaboration with the well-known British composer Gavin Bryars and seven UK poets who joined Caroline Bergvall in writing poems on the subject of ‘Refuge’, in which voices and languages overlay each other. The voice of Caroline Bergvall blends with Bryar’s vocal composition and recordings of the multilingual poem which are processed by sound artist Jamie Hamilton.
The Libretto in German translation for download: SONOSCURA
Project organiser: Matthias Kniep
The performance Sonic Atlas – Caroline Bergvall is supported with the kind assistance of the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Arts Council England, the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Cement Fields.