Musraropera Residence Jerusalem

sounding situations is invited by Musrara Mix Festival to develop a new work in Jerusalem. We will be researching and developing a mobile radio opera in the old city quarter of Musrara between 26 of March until 26 of April 2018. Performances at Musrara Mix Festival in end of Mai…

 

During the month-long residency in the quarter of Musrara sounding situations developed a participatory mobile radio opera based on the voices of the neighbourhood. In a collective dialogue we draw a description of the present and futures to be heard in an acoustic portrait. The piece moves as a radiophonic opera through the city landscape transforming it into its stage. How to deal with a format full of past and tradition like the opera, when present is the moment we have, the time frame and power to make transformation happen? Theatre and performance are a strategy to imagine in a concrete way what we do not know and how (personal and collective) history could be staged. It is the fictive rehearsal and master training of transforming the uncertain present into a wished future world in which we want to construct our broader neighbourhood.