music ORIENTE PLUS/POWER CUT
The music of "Oriente Plus/Power Cut" is as versatile as the extensive genesis of the piece, which characterizes the work of Signdance Collective.
Inspired by the Cuban musician David Omni, who composed for it and sent the tracks to Europe, we started an exciting intercultural exchange, through which, beyond the music, the borders of a country, whose culture is the central theme of this performance, became noticeable. Among others this resulted in the song "Pajaros", which is based on a true story and tells of an abandoned homeland.
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Musical elements in the piece are presented through singing in Spanish, Portuguese and English. Compositions that arose in the process of developing the play, fuse with sign theatre, dance and drama. To do this as a performer, the Austrian musician Angelina Schammerlin slips with the vertival flute physically into the role of a vulture.
The musician says: “Oriente Plus/Power Cut is my story too, historical and contemporary in terms of debate. It means a lot to me to be part of this production.”