17:30 – 19:00
LOOK AT THE MUSIC
– Sign-language and Music Concert
This summer, Art Across is offering three performances of its concert program, Look at the Music, in Torshavn, Copenhagen and Oslo. An intimate, emotional experience that will question the boundaries of music and sign-language expression.
Torshavn: 25/08 – 17:00 – Nordic House
Copenhagen: 28/08 – 17:30 – Koncertkirken
Oslo: 01/09 – 17:30 – Teater Manu
Look at the music!
Choir concert for sign and voice
Would you be surprised if we told you that the deaf and hard-of-hearing enjoy music and even write some of their own? That sign-languages have types of poetry which do not exist in vocal languages? What would the result be if we mix it with the music you know?
Art Across is an Icelandic non-profit founded just this year. Our goal is to promote Deaf arts through innovative cultural content. Our team consists of people from diverse backgrounds and life paths: Deaf, hard of hearing, hearing, CODA, sign-language speakers or not, and musicians. Together we set off to invent musical concepts that are enjoyable to all, and leave no one behind.
Icelandic Sign-Language will take the center stage in this program: instead of translating lyrics originating from hearing artists, we composed music starting from sign-language works.
Discover music that is seen and felt, just as much as heard; in which voice and hands collaborate to create meaning and bring people together. Discover how sign language and vocal language can complete one another and how someone else’s experience can enrich your own.
Come and take part in a unique experiment to try and explore new ways music can be made and enjoyed.