Adventure into the unseen in a new multi-sensory encounter of shifting sound, colour and light as KlangHaus returns to the unsung spaces of Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall.
KlangHaus: 800 Breaths will further reinvent the gig-going experience as site-responsive, promenade theatre following last July’s critically acclaimed sell out, KlangHaus: On Air.
Created by experimental art-rock collective The Neutrinos and visual artist Sal Pittman, KlangHaus is a 360 degree maverick collision between noise, concealed sound and visual imagery. Akin to a duet with the room it’s a thrilling ride that puts the audience right into the music itself, almost like being inside a vast video game. Pittman has created new visuals that also feature stills and film footage from previous incarnations of KlangHaus.
Since its debut at The Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, each KlangHaus has been newly regenerated specifically for the space it is to be performed in, whether that was a former animal hospital, furniture repository, bus depot or gospel church.
KlangHaus is a true crossover experience, equally attractive to music and theatre critics, introducing theatre to rock n’ roll audiences and vice-versa as the drama of the promenade performance erupts into the dynamics of a full on loud rock show while also taking in the intimacy of a private acoustic ‘house’ concert. Neutrinos singer Karen Reilly said:
‘We are thrilled to commissioned by Southbank Centre again following the sell-out success of last year’s KlangHaus:On Air. We will be expanding the space this year and we’re inspired by the challenge of creating a new KlangHaus in familiar surroundings’. We have created 3 new KlangHaus events since last July and we shall use the experience gained from these to create a new experience for the Royal Festival Hall roof spaces and beyond. A new haunting, magical and inspirational ghost train for adults, putting the audience right inside the music.’
Klanghaus: 800 Breaths plays the Southbank Centre from 1 – 23 July 2017. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.