murmur (4+) i.c.w. aifoon

An acrobatic sound composition




murmur:             a low continuous background noise, 

                            a softly spoken or almost inaudible utterance

to murmur:        mutter, mumble, whisper


Murmur is acrobatic sound theatre that appeals to the senses. With murmuring backpacks, a landscape of speakers and an acrobatic composer.

An imaginative performance for everyone who sometimes longs to be more than just human.


Camiel is building a world full of sounds. A purring cat comes from a pocket, a swarm of bees flies through the air, two arms create the sound of cars. Far away you hear a finger squeaking on a window. Sea becomes wind becomes breath. Surrounded by the audience, Camiel jumps, falls, rolls, and flies in his attempt to compose the world. 

Suddenly the audience’s backpacks start to buzz and everything and everyone becomes part of a swirl of sounds in a loudspeaker landscape.


After the successful family performance Plock! (2017) Grensgeval collaborated again with Camiel Corneille and Stijn Dickel. The result: fizzing new circus sound theatre for all the senses!

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concept                           Hanne Vandersteene, Mahlu Mertens, Stijn Dickel

acrobat.                          Camiel Corneille/Jef Kinds

directors                        Hanne Vandersteene and Mahlu Mertens

dramaturgiy                   Mieke Versyp

sound composition       Stijn Dickel (aifoon)

software                         Tim De Paepe

hardware                        Jeroen Vandesande

light design                    Geert Vanoorlé

costumes                       Dorine Demuynck

technicians                    Rinus Samyn, Sil Verdickt

coproducers                  aifoon, Provinciaal domein Dommelhof/Theater op de Markt, C-Takt, De Grote Post, MiraMiro

with support of              De Vlaamse Overheid, Stad Gent, Cultuur Gent, Circuscentrum, Circusnext, Sabam for Culture        

special thanks to           Sterre De Vresse, Ward Mortier, Camille Paycha


Shortlisted circusnext 2018-2019, European programme coordinated by circustnext and supported by the European Union