Hanna Preuss

»Sonoria« is an idea for a multi-dimensional sound installation in contrast with light and in relation with the expressive power of the human body. It is based on an abstract line developing from darkness, which contains forceful, emotionally charged sound compositions, into carefully designed light, which interprets and redesigns space.

Premiere: 19/3/2006
Stara mestna elektrarna, Ljubljana

The actress`s emotional states are expressed through her body, without the use of words, or by using an alien language – Aramejsk. The quotations have been chosen from a book by Neil Douglas-Klotz »Aramejsk ocenas«. A sentence in a language which cannot be understood was deliberately chosen for the performance. The viewer can thus experience all the vibrational value of human speech without having to rationally decipher the meaning of utterances. Human speech is presented on the level of an abstract element, blending easily with light and sound.


author of installations and sound composition
Hanna Preuss

Nataša Burger

light and set design

Jaka Šimenc

Ivan Volarič Feo

costume design
Bjanka Adžić Ursulov

circlet voiceful system
Felix Andriessens

Nejc Saje

Karla Železnik


Petra Vidmar co-production
Zavod Sonoričnih Umetnosti Hanna`s,
Bunker Ljubljana/Stara Elektrarna,

The program of EN-KNAP is financially supported by the Slovene Ministry of Culture and by the City Council of Ljubljana - Departement for Culture.