Five Dreams of Nikola Lenivets (2013)

5 CHOB НИКОЛА-ЛЕНИВЦА (5 Dreams of Nikola Lenivets) is a multichannel sound composition based on recordings made with inhabitants of Nikola Lenivets in Russia.

Using techniques from improvised theatre, dance and psychotherapy we reenacted dreams the participants had in the village. Psychodrama methods such as doubling, mirroring and role-reversal allowed us to explore and improvise on these dreams.

Set outdoors, these “dream-recordings” and their musical interpretation create a theatre for the ears. Blurring the lines between naturally occurring sounds and their composed manipulation we transform the visitors acoustic environment to give a dreamers view of the surrounding park.

This video shows the space where the recordings were made and where the final result was shown.