with Katrin Biallas and Jochen Fassbender
We ride on camels through sand and stone deserts – led by Bedouins.
In powerful places we play on novel instruments for striking, rubbing, stroking or blowing glass, metal or stone.
After playing, we are quiet and pay attention to whether something has changed in our hearing.
Through his resonances we learn a lot about the place. Because everywhere it sounds different.
There actually develops a conversation with the forces in nature that can touch us deeply.
Our journey begins in a village-like camp right on the coast of the Gulf of Aqaba.
After three days of attunement, giving us the opportunity to get to know each other, familiarize ourselves with the instruments and swim in the sea, we finally head inland. The desert there is of enchanting beauty and amazing scenic diversity. Bedouins guide us and feed us on the situation fire. We travel on camels and on foot.
The focus of the journey is the attentive perception of the desert landscapes, the listening to the sounds and the experience of a nomadic culture. The Bedouins will also participate in the sound meditations.
Katrin Biallas has lived as an ethnologist for years with the Bedouins – she was adopted there 25 years ago into a family – and speaks their language, an Arabic dialect. She and the Bedouins will be talking about the fascinating culture of the desert Arabs at the Evening Campfire Academy, where Katrin Biallas translates all conversations between them and the travelers.
Jochen Fassbender has been working as a sound artist since 1988.His focus is on research on sound phenomena of various materials, forms, resonances and movements. He develops and builds new musical instruments and sound objects and gives courses and concerts.
He will accompany the listening and sound experiences with his instruments:
Price: 1480, – € (without flight)
Number of participants: up to 10 persons