A short feature from a longer work by the Spanish composer and sound designer Charo Calvo. Five women artists tell, in their mother tongue, a vital moment, an intense sensorial experience, that left a physical imprint. How can you transmit this experience through language when your words are translated? Qualia questions the impossibility of sharing with others the exact perception of a colour, of the temperature of a hand or the taste of wine.
Qualia was selected to form part of Radio Papesse‘s Süden Radio, an ongoing project on the exploration of sound as a tool for critical thinking. It was also shortlisted for Palma Ars Acustica and the Grand Prix Nova in 2017.
CONCEPT & SOUND DISGN CHARO CALVO | VOICE & TEKST KITTY CROWTHER, ZAHAVA SEEWALD, MERYAM BAYRAM, SONIA PASTECCHIA | TRANSLATION AND VOICE CAROLINE DAISH