It goes without saying that those of us with hearing probably take the ability to listen to music for granted. But could you honestly imagine your life without it? Well for the members of the Manchester Deaf Centre, no imagination is needed. Ranging in ages five to 27, a dozen of these members participated in Jamie xx’s video for “Sleep Sound“, which for many was their first musical encounter. London-based artist Sofia Mattoli directed the project, drawing upon the musical experiences of these people by dancing with them. Here’s what she had to say about it:
The relationship between silence and music is a big part of what I am trying to express with my work
It’s something that’s pretty special, but watch it for yourself.