Concert-installation House of Sound (N-12)
The Juliusz Słowacki Theatre of Crakow
Direction and music Wojtek Blecharz
Playwriting Ariel Efraim Ashbel
Lighting and video images Michał Jankowski
Casting: Bożena Adamek, Lidia Bogaczówna, Halina Jarczyk, Ewelina Przybyła, Andrzej Bonarek and Tadeusz Zięba
Musicants Sara Haber and Sara Ślemp
Producer Andrzej Bonarek
Stage manager Marcin Zając
Blecharz is one of the most interesting contemporary Polish composers. Here everything is different from the usual concert. The audience sits on more than 40 specially designed instruments and following the instructions of actors and musicians – creates sounds themselves. The House of Sound is a meeting place that allows audience to actively participate in collective work, while also individually listening, and contemplating the sounds. You can be both an observer and an active participant, and it’s up to the audience how the elements of The House of Sound will fit together and what will sound on the stage. You do not need to have any musical training – just follow simple instructions and enjoy the sound.
WARNING: Strobe lights are used during the performance. They can cause seizures in people with epilepsy. Approximately 65% of people with epilepsy can still be adversely affected by lights flashing at a frequency of 10 to 12 flashes per second.
Polish theater days official partner – Adam Mickiewicz Institute (Warsaw, Poland)