OPTAGETHED // ENGLISH

OPTAGETHED is a series of podcasts.
Each episode portrays a new person living i the west of Jutland. Through listening and recording the sounds that surround the everyday life of the portrayed person, we listen more closely and find out if the sounds awaken emotions or memories. The sounds turn into music, interfere with the main characters' stories and can magically move like a dancer, around the soundscape. You will probably recognize sounds and be reminded of your own life, but perhaps you have never considered whether the sounds of your own everyday life in themselves can be exciting or beautiful - like music.

Through sound, we portray people who in their own way are very special and quite ordinary. The sound of the podcast is recorded through two special microphones located inside the main character's ears, in the same way as small headphones. It is called a binaural recording, and provides a kind of 3D experience like surround sound in the cinema. But now you get that experience here through your ordinary headphones, where you can experience the sound and how it moves, heard from the main character's perspective.

In the podcast episodes you will hear different kinds of music that all are created with the sound-recordings from the main characters life, which we have transformed into tones, rhythms and choreography. The movements of the sound are composed in the same way as dancers in a dance performance.

The language is in Danish, but if you feel like having a listen anyway, you can do so here below. The first portrait is about Palle Larsen, who was born in Ringkøbing and now lives there - as well as in Struer where his caravan is situated.

Photo by: Bálint Nagymihály
Photo by: Bálint Nagymihály