HKB - Hochschule der Künste Bern
La Sonnambula is a performance named after Roman Haubenstock-Ramati’s graphic score of the same name, within which contemporary music and movement are combined. Music becomes space and the score becomes music. The graphic score La Sonnambula is pictured on the floor of the stage. All the music and movement is placed on the score and results in a full hour of interpretation of the piece. The somnambulist (sleepwalker) moves through and inside the score. The music is greatly supported by the visual impact of the graphic score, in addition to the score’s influence on the movements and the atmosphere of the performance. Each of the composed pieces are linked to a detail of the consequent drawing, where the audience may create their own connection between the visible score, the movement and the music played on top of it. Mirroring the nature of dreams, the somnambulist goes through uncontrolled and sudden changes of environments, images and experiences, replaying certain moments and creating others.