Rebuilding a Voice
King Sisters | NL
In Rebuilding a Voice, three sisters make themselves heard at the exciting crossroads of concert and performance. They draw inspiration from contemporary genres, from classical music to jazz and pop.
'A beautiful development of beauty [larded with empty words and phrases from pop culture and phrases from pop culture] to a weirder, wonderfully ugly composition, in which no more masks are put on, no more exterior beauty is pursued - confusing but liberating.'Theaterkrant
Not an ugly word about The Pointer Sisters, Haim or O'G3ne. But King Sisters rises far above musical sisterly happiness. Joske Koning  is actress and theatre maker, Annelie  vocalist and composer and Marthe  visual artist and performer. The [singing] voice is their connecting link. They draw inspiration from contemporary genres, from classical to jazz and pop.
The sibling dynamic provides extra chemistry. A monologue is interrupted by a vocal piece, a vocal piece is interrupted by a performance. Their desire: social polyphony. Or as Susan Sontag wrote to Patti Smith: "Hear all voices at variance, hear all songs roared out at once."
Text/play/music/concept Joske, Annelie en Marthe Koning
Final direction Jessie L’Herminez
Dramaturgy Elowise Vandenbroecke
Composer Janne Piksen
Costume Akelei Loos
Light and sound design Neal Groot