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The more we read and hear about refugees, it seems we understand and relate to their experience less. Fuga Perpetua - musical terms translated together as ‘always running’, the condition of refugees unable to return but compelled to move on - combines live music, sound recordings, visual projections and movement to create an immersive environment. As a ‘storytelling without words’, we are invited to relate to refugees through our senses of hearing and sight, intuition and imagination, crossing the border between ‘us’ and ‘them’.
Post-show discussion with the composer
Yuval Avital composition, video, live electronics, sound design, direction
Andrea Trivero additional footage and recordings in refugee camps
Tychonas Michailidis sound direction and sounddiffusion
Additional video & audio contributions provided by the UNHCR
A production of Magà Global Arts, Meitar Ensemble and Third Ear