Oliver Tjabben, Elisabeth Stoll, Maja Vollstedt
What is the color of a particular chord? What is the taste of a C-major scale? Are romantic songs purple? When are yellow figures dancing in a room? What is the primary color of church organ music? – Synesthesia refers to extra neural connections between the individual senses. Sounds can take on color, letters can be felt and chords can be tasted. It is estimated that 4 percent of all people possess such an attribute. In relation to this theme, "Sinnes!Organ" combines color and shape with music. Thus, during the Luminale, music can be “felt” with the senses.
In Frankfurt's Lutherkirche, three students of church music will be playing major works of organ literature on the Walcker-organ. The complete church interior, including the large church organ, will be integrated within a synesthetic composition of light. Thus, the audience will gain a sense of how a synesthete feels tones, sounds and music.
The installation is rounded off by the illumination "looks" of the church facade in alternating colors (see project "looks"). Information on the fascinating subject of synesthesia can be found in the next door "Luther-Bistro".
Since 2012, Ralf Tjabben has been taking part in the Luminale. With "Sinnes!Organ", he is active as think-tank and light choreographer.
Stephanie Scheubeck from Berlin is an international dancer, choreographer and filmmaker, who brings her own synesthetic experiences into the project.
Elisabeth Stoll (Frankfurt), Oliver Tjabben and Maja Vollstedt (both of Lübeck) are students of church music and will be playing various organ pieces in harmony with light.
The Project is supported from:
Jung Audio Service Frankfurt