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Spaces as Voice Teacher

Join us for an extraordinary musical experience as singers from the local choirs present a site-sensitive composition crafted under the guidance of Mareike Dobewall, a composer, scenographer, and director specialized in the relationship between sound and space.

During a dedicated workshop, Mareike introduced her unique practice, “Spaces as Voice Teacher”, immersing the singers in the art of spatial listening, sonic interaction with architectural dimensions, and the discovery of site-specific sonic expressions. This project delves deep into the relationship between voice and the architectural ambience of the Sibelius Museum.

The upcoming performance showcases the unique acoustic character of the Sibelius Museum. It immerses the audience in a moving sound performance. They can experience a symbiotic interplay of voice and space.

The performance takes place at the concert hall of the Sibelius Museum (Piispankatu 17). The performance is free of charge and does not require pre-registration.

The event has been realized in collaboration with The Saari Residence and Tehdas Teatteri.

Mareike Dobewall is a scenographer, director, composer, and musician. She has a PhD from Stockholm University of the Arts in the program Mediated and Performative Practices with a specialization in Opera. She works as multidisciplinary artist, artistic researcher, and educator. Mareike traverses boundaries and disciplines to create experiences that captivate the senses and challenge conventional notions of space and sound.

Mareike Dobewall sees spaces as dynamic collaborators. With attention to detail, she crafts sonic landscapes that resonate with the very essence of the spaces themselves, inviting audiences into a realm of shared experience. Central to Mareike’s work is her exploration of social spaces and their role in creating connections. She views spaces as transformative catalysts, fostering interactions and shared meanings.

Her PhD research, Voicelanding – Exploring the scenographic potential of acoustic sound in site-sensitive performance, completed in 2021, showcases her commitment to caring for spaces and illuminating them through sonic interaction.

Exposition of Mareike Dobewall´s PhD research project Voicelanding: