Subversive, submersive sonic journey about the noise in the oceans. Technologist and water freak XVelastín presents a human-computer duet of stories from the sea with a fluid structure based on the calls of marine mammals. Unpredictable, moving and passionate, [whalesong] is a challenge to humanity’s violation of the natural world, a celebration of the planet’s diversity, and a playful exploration of our relationship with technology.
“XVelastín creates the most beautiful sounds from the simplest of actions” (Ragged Cult, 2018)
XVelastín is a British-Chilean sound artist focussing on voice, technology and climate change. He performs often in solo and collaborative works specialising in finding new modes for expression, using a mixture of experimentalism, musical training and computer programming. His work as a sound designer for theatre has included shows for the Royal Exchange Theatre, Leeds Playhouse and the prestigious Cambridge Greek Play.
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[whalesong] has been developed with the support of Watershed and MAYK in Bristol and Theatre Deli London.
– This is a 14+ show, mainly because it isn’t aimed at children.
– Content & trigger warnings: graphic verbal recollections of whale death and dissection, loud noises without warning, some swearing and partial (male, upper-body) nudity.
– The venue itself is partly wheelchair accessible. For details, please find their accessibility guide here: https://www.theatredeli.co.uk/Handlers/Download.ashx?IDMF=6dcdc937-2bdb-4b67-b306-c5e705ac932e