The festival "Playing with Words – Live" presents six internationally renowned artists who put voice and spoken word into the center of their performance. Listen to sound poetry, Celtic world music, electronically processed voices, or hear about the fascinating Indian rhythm language "Konnakol".
All artists create interdisciplinary work between poetry, music, dance, visual arts and science. They also use their diverse cultural backgrounds to connect ancient traditions with the newest technical innovations, or to mix Eastern and Western philosophical concepts.
"Playing with words: the spoken word in artistic practice" is also the title of an anthology of works from over forty leading contemporary sound artists and composers who use words, particularly spoken words, as their material and inspiration.
The book is edited by Cathy Lane and published by CRiSAP, London.
"Playing with Words – Live" is a collaboration between Kulturnetz Frankfurt e.V., a non-profit organisation with the aim of promoting cultural events (poetry, music, art) & cultural education in Frankfurt and the Rhein-Main area, CRiSAP (Creative Research in Sound Art Practice), which is part of the London College of Communication. CRiSAP is a research unit exploring sound, environment and artistic practice. The organisation also developing creative software and publishing works on sound art and "The artist corner", hr2kultur, Kulturradio Hessen.