Residencies Detail

Residency of Dávid Somló

presented by PLACCC Festival
Participating countries:
  • Czechia
  • Georgia
  • Hungary
  • Music
  • Storytelling
  • Street Arts


  • From 01-03-2023 to 31-10-2023
Generation #1


Hungary Open location

Project summary

‘Slow Steps Have Ears’ is a performative, site-responsive sound-installation, in which portable speakers are hidden in an urban site. From the speakers a series of constantly transforming site-specific sound pieces are played, performing the space. The sound compositions are created from locally recorded sounds, pieces of conversations, domestic sounds, minimalist musical pieces, and are played on a level that blends into the acoustic environment. Thus a unique acoustic scenery is created, a deep and playful experience between a sonic meditation and a sound-treasure hunt. The artist will develop and create his project with the help of EFFEA, which provides him an opportunity to realise a new piece in an international coproduction and to collaborate with local communities in the creation process.
© László Halász


Dávid Somló

Biography: Dávid Somló is a Hungarian interdisciplinary artist based in Budapest. His work focuses on sound, space and interactions. In his artistic practice he is creating theatrical/performative experiences exploring the relations of the physical, the social and personal space. In many of his work he uses portable sound sources to create an immersive environment without spatial separation between the performance and the audience. He often works in a site-specific context. He created performances, installations and interventions in foot tunnels, underground stations, a forest, a swimming boat, a Turkish bath, abandoned offices, a mining museum, a synagogue garden, private flats and various other public spaces. His work was performed in international festivals such as Prague Quadriennale (CZ), Festival d'Avignon (FR), FiraTárrega (ES), D-CAF (EG), Giornate del Respiro Festival (IT), FIME Sao Paolo (BR), Istanbul Fringe (TR), Festival XS Bruxelles (BE), Placcc Festival (HU).

Participating festivals

Back to overview