Earshot at Melbourne Recital Centre with M4H

Thursday 7 March
Melbourne Recital Centre

Photos by Phoebe Powell

To celebrate Hearing Awareness Week and the launch of Earshot, we collaborated with M4H and Melbourne Recital Centre to create a special Auslan interpreted evening to engage our senses and make us question the experiences of sound.

The first performance, Skin, featured experimental sounds from Jannah Quill with Deaf dancers lead by contemporary dance and choreographer Anna Seymour. It was an immersive performance, harnessing movement and spatial sub bass vibration to question the way our bodies respond to and feel sound. Considering our skin as a listening device, it addressed everyday moments of Deaf experience to shift our perspective of listening as a solely audio practice.

The second performance came from No Mono (Tom Snowdon and Tom Iansek). Snowdon’s soaring voice backed by Iansek’s production made for an experience worthy of full body immersion.

It was an incredible sold out event, filled with a Deaf, HoH and hearing crowd. We are looking forward to further collaborations in the works with M4H and Melbourne Recital Centre

M4H is a non-for-profit using musical events and activities to fund hearing care in the developing world. All proceeds from this event will go towards M4H – by enjoying the music, you help them share it with those who need it most.

Kate Disher Quill