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06-28-2017

The Overheard: 4140 Voices




On Saturday, July 1st, The Overheard invites you for a very special opening of the sound piece 4140 Voices in the memorial monument in Mindeparken at 20:00.

The sound piece 4140 Voices is a composition written especially for the memorial monument at Mindeparken, Aarhus. The material is based on recordings of citizens of Aarhus reciting the names of the 4140 Danish soldiers who fell during the First World War. 

These names are engraved in the stone walls of the memorial monument. Through the composition of voices a new sensory connection is created between the present day inhabitants of Aarhus and their history. Reciting creates a vibratory sensibility that enables the audience to relate in a bodily manner to the names engraved in the limestone. 

The names become more than mere letters when they are activated through sound; they become bodies again and create a special experience due to the extraordinary acoustics within the memorial monument.

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When: July 1 - 20:00

Where: Mindeparken
Kongevejen 100, 8000 Aarhus

Price: Free
 

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