The Sounds of Heimat.
A documentary installation
What are the sounds of home; what are the sounds of Saxony? To answer that question, in 2018 the Dresden musician, composer and producer Felix Räuber set off on a journey of discovery through his native German state, from Dresden to the German-Polish border region, taking in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains), the Sorbian settlement area and Leipzig.
- Exhibition Site Jägerhof
- DATES 25/03/2023—22/10/2023
Together with his team, he researched into the many cultures that make Saxony such a varied, universal place – rich in history and tales, with all the melodies, notes, sounds, languages, noises, instruments and musicians that accompany them. The settings and things that make Saxons feel at home: what do they sound like? What do people associate with their origins, their homeland and their own place within it?
At the Museum für Sächsische Volkskunst, the materials that inspired and make up this interdisciplinary project – combining documentary film-making, music production, live events, performances and exhibitions – form a walk-in documentary installation.
Visitors are invited to get to know some of the people Felix Räuber met on his expeditions, from whom he gathered a wide range of acoustic material – from dying languages and forest noises to the sounds of a workshop and songs by Gerhard Gundermann. Each of the exhibition’s eight sections opens a window onto a new world of sounds and with it a new view of what home can mean to people. A mixing desk gives visitors the chance to try their hand at combining these acoustic findings and creating their own compositions.
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