Babble is an interactive early years theatre project by Flibbertigibbet Theatre.
Performers guide a group of children through a fantastical world in which they are encouraged through stories and games to use and celebrate their voices. Microphones around the space pick up their vocal contributions (bits of song, shouting names or nonsense words) which are instantly replayed and sonically played with, or used to form layers of a beautiful final piece of music in which the children hear themselves. My homemade live-sampling software (developed with Sarah Owen of Solarference) was just what this project needed!
Working alongside director Stevie Thompson, performer Gwen Scott, sound artist Chris Menes (Chrx, Sat Nav) and composer Pete Judge (Eyebrow, Three Cane Whale), and others, this was a week-long creative and technical R&D at Brewhouse Theatre in Taunton.