Experience the performance art of Francois Sarhan, one of the artists exhibited in Asterisms at Hercules Art Studio. There are 3 performances, each 10-15 minutes in length, taking place at 7:15pm, 7:30pm. 8:00pm. RSVP here!
ABOUT FRANCOIS SARHAN:
Francois Sarhan is a French composer, director and visual artist, performed in Asia, Africa, America and Europe. Sarhan's works have been presented at international festivals, including Musica (Strasbourg), Donaueschingen, Wittener Musik Tagen, Ars Musica (Brussels), Holland Festival, Maerzmusik (Berlin), etc. He composed a chamber opera for the Aix-en-Provence Lyrical Art Festival (july 2003), as well as a first monographic CD for the french label Zig zag Territoires. He is noted for creating his own music-theatre and multimedia works in which he himself often performs.
Sprechgesang Institute (S.I.) is a research-based platform for artists working in an in-between language of two or more disciplines. We believe in the ability of the gap between genres to produce fresh and innovative perspectives, offering room to breathe without boundaries, space to improvise and to question conventions. We host regular lectures, workshops, and dinners to draw connections and facilitate discussion of in-between languages.
Sprechgesang refers to a vocal technique halfway between song and spoken word. Sprechgesang is what occurs when actions are too grand to merely talk about but too fragile to sing; when the heart moves faster than the mouth and pitched syllables are more descriptive than words. Expanding the definition beyond the voice, sprechgesang more generally describes a search for a new mode of hybrid-communication in the space between two disciplines or techniques. This concept makes up the root system of S.I.