Somló Dávid


3200 Ft 
discounted: 2800 Ft 
student: 2200 Ft
Trafo passes are accepted

Have you noticed that the reason sounds are so effective is that there’s no way of hiding from them?

Overheard’ explores our relationship with sounds. It builds an abstract, yet familiar environment that slowly unfolds on the senses by combining elements of found and staged recordings, overheard conversations and minimalist musical pieces. A cinematic dramaturgy of various sounds guides the attention and imagination of the audience, who are seated blindfolded on a stage surrounded by speakers.

By highlighting the mysteries of the sounds of our everyday life, the piece resonates with important questions of our time: how do we relate to the fact that we inevitably hear everything that surrounds us, regardless of whether we want to or not? Where do all these sounds come from, and how do they shape our image of reality?

"Quantum listening is listening to more than one reality simultaneously. Listening for the least differences possible to perceive - perception at the edge of the new. (…) One focuses to a point and changes that point by listening.” Pauline Oliveros - Quantum listening

For the fullest sound experience audience members will be asked to wear eye covers, which will be provided before the performance.

David Somló is an award-winning Hungarian interdisciplinary artist working with sound, space and interactions. In his artistic practice he is interested in those human interactions that are small but significant, as well as the exploration of audience perception, utilizing both time and performance spaces. He composes situations. His work has been performed at international festivals in Europe and South America, including Prague Quadriennale (CZ), Festival d'Avignon (FR), FIME Sao Paolo (BR), CROSS Awards (IT), Audiograft Festival (UK), Montag Modus (GER) and Placcc Festival (HU).

Sound, director: Somló Dávid
Co-creators: Ivan Mijacevic, Vass Imre
Dramaturg: Szabó-Székely Ármin
Production: Trifonov Dóra

Supported by: Trafó, Nemzeti Kulturális Alap, Visegrad Fund, X10 Theatre, Cross Attic, Sín Művészeti Központ, Placcc Fesztivál 

Special thanks: Amper, Bárány Dániel - Tulipán Máté (Tunelkatz), Yvon, ‘Myoken’ Bec, Petr Dlouhý, Freesound Community, Jónás Vera, Kelemen Márta, David Lynch, Salomé Mooij, Szabó Veronika

Box Office opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 5 pm - 10 pm
  • studio and club performance days: 5 pm - 8:30 pm
  • other days: 5pm - 8 pm
Trafó Gallery opening hours:
  • Performance days: 4-10pm.
  • Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 4pm-7pm.
  • Closed on Mondays.
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