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Sunday March 17 | Session 13:15 - 14:45 (10 min)University Theatre Building | University Theatre
Dr. Luciana da Costa Dias Associate Professor at Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil. She is a founder member of the Brazilian research group: “APORIA: Philosophy, Performance and Theatre Studies” (2014) and a Core Convenor from Performance Philosophy Research Network since 2017.

Tamira Mantovani Gomes Barbosa is a Master's Degree student at Graduate Program in Performing Arts, Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil. She is also member of the Brazilian research group: “APORIA: Philosophy, Performance and Theatre Studies” since 2017.

Leandro da Silva Pires is a PhD student at Graduate Program in Electrical Engineering of Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is also member of the Brazilian research group: “APORIA: Philosophy, Performance and Theatre Studies” since 2015.
This audio essay idea started from the recordings of a practice-as-research creative workshop named “Artaudian experiments”. This workshop brought together Artaudian propositions from his Manifestoes of Cruelty, extracts of Artaud’s own voice in To Have Done with the Judgement of God (his radiophonic masterpiece from 1947), Tarahumara music and other shamanistic elements that were employed, systematically, in order to stimulate students through vocal and physical exercises, to progressively create their own “hieroglyphic” physical score and a final performance action. Vocal exercises were recorded to create a multilevel soundscape that rises together with Antonin Artaud´s glossolalias, where ritualistic sonorities contrapose a polyphonic discussion on the main Artaud’s concepts.

The audio essay will be mediated with audio editing in the form of processing techniques such as panning, filtering and vocoding. It will also be mixed with different audio sources and together they will compose an auditory scene that helps communication of students’ sensory experiences.

Divergent sounds are conjugated and intoxicated by the reality of a rehearsal room in Latin America, a continent deeply marked by its economic crisis and idiosyncrasies. This audio essay intends to be a register and a manifest, since it is the product of a philosophical intervention that leads to performance creation inside a Brazilian university, recently intoxicated by an environment of political crisis and resistance against fascism.

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