Thursday 8 April 2021

“I beg of you to keep the matter of my deafness a profound secret to be confided to nobody, no matter whom…" - Ludwig van Beethoven

send back the echo was commissioned from composer Jasmin Kent Rodgman by United String of Europe, director Julian Azkoul, and due for performance in June 2020. When this was cancelled, Jasmin suggested to the ensemble that they turn the piece into a film.

The result is film inspired by Beethoven's struggles with deafness. The composer's letters and memoirs are interpreted and performed in British Sign Language by deaf actor Vilma Jackson, accompanied by Jasmin Kent Rodgman's music performed by United Strings of Europe.

Further information from the project website.

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