At St George’s Works, Muspole Street, Norwich, NR3 1DJ
‘the walls of the space and the music . . . are genuinely in dialogue with each other’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
‘a blast of aural and visual magic . . . a joy-inducing original’ Donald Hutera, The Times
‘Breathes a lungful of fresh air into gig-going and theatre alike’ Maxie Szalwinska, Sunday Times
London/Edinburgh sell out sensation comes home to Norwich for the very first time.
Part gig, part live art installation and total theatre from noise art/rock/visual art collaborators.
Following 3 sold out weeks at the Edinburgh Fringe, 41 sold out shows at London’s Royal Festival Hall and a sell out run in Colchester, the very first Norfolk dates have been announced for KlangHaus, the immersive music/theatre crossover collaboration between the Norwich based band The Neutrinos and Great Yarmouth born artist Sal Pittman is coming to Norfolk for the very first time, produced and presented by Norwich Arts Centre.
KlangHaus is a maverick collision between noise, concealed sound and visual imagery. In the atmospheric surroundings of Norwich’s disused furniture depository St Georges Works, experimental art-rock collective The Neutrinos and visual artist Sal Pittman will assemble a site-responsive montage of light, sound and space inspired by the history of the building. KlangHaus is completely reinvented for each location it is performed in, akin to a duet with the building, taking deep breaths of life and love to create a sensory encounter of shifting sound, colour, electronica, improvisation and disorientation.
KlangHaus became an award winning sensation at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It was created anew for a 41 show sell out run in July at London’s Royal Festival Hall as KlangHaus:On Air. In September it regenerated as KlangHaus:Alight Here for another sold out series of shows in a disused Colchester bus depot. Now it comes to Norfolk for the very first time as KlangHaus:Four Storeys (reflecting the building’s structure and interwoven themes of belongings, belonging, leaving, arriving). Harvesting unheard sounds, unseen images and unknown atmospherics from the walls of the building, to unravel a secret world of sound and vision that reinvents the idea of what a rock gig can be.
In London, Colchester and Edinburgh KlangHaus was a true crossover experience, equally attractive to music and theatre audiences, introducing theatre to rock n’ roll audiences and vice-versa as the drama of the performance erupts into the dynamics of a full on loud rock show and embraces the subtleties of intimate acoustic settings.
12+ (under 16s accompanied by an adult)