Thanks for your comment and energy Suzie We are also very excited about it! (and there's definitely some Boal inspiration in it). Regarding your question, the process of gathering the material from the communities we'll be working with will imply spending several weeks with them (probably 2 or 3 before actually starting the recording phase)... sharing with them, getting immersed in their multi-dimensional challenges, exploring music making and performing tasks together, and, above all, listening them. A very participatory methodology... it's all about creating the conditions for them to feel empowered and confident enough to manifest through music and theatre their needs, fears, and feasible courses of action. Parallel to this process, members of our creative team will start the process of curating the material that's emerging on a regular basis and outlining possible theatrical frameworks. Although there would be a dramaturgist leading this process, we also want to create a space where the members of each participant community really feel they are the ones choosing the most burning topics to address through the music-theatre pieces :)
Thanks a lot Daniela Restrepo Ortiz ! Of course! 3D audio is an audio recording technique which allows the listener to have a 3D perspective of the entire surrounding just by listening. As 3D movies do, where you get a depth illusion, with Binaural audio you not only listen Left and Right (which is the common stereo sound we are used to), but you can also listen in front of you, behind you, on top of you and all around. You just have to wear some headphones and the rest is just listening. Here is a pretty cool example of the things that can be done with binaural recorings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUDTlvagjJA
About your question regarding people with audition disabilities. First we thought about this type of theater as a "blind cinema". People with viewing disabilities would have the opportunity to live an immersive theatrical experience. But of course, as it is mainly audible, people with audition disabilities would not be able no enjoy the product. It would be great to make it a multisensorial experience (which is one of our long term goals), but not as a bonus for the audio material but as a show that does not depend on listening as well. Finding ways to reach the major part of our community is definitely an objective.
Thanks a lot for your comment and please let me know if my reply was somehow useful!