SOUND DESIGN


I work closely together with Adrienne Teicher to create sound design and post production for film, theatre, radio, audio books and podcasts, bringing our audio-technical skills, musicality and performance expertise to the film set or theatre context in which we work. From project initiation, we are committed to process based and holistic sound design which treats the audio as integral to the film or live visual performance. We often work directly with actors and site-specific recordings to develop the soundscapes for the project. Whether realistic or fantastic, our sound design emerges from the world of the film or theatre piece at hand. For project inquires, please contact: management <at> hyenaz.com.


Like Lovers Do: Memoirs of Medusa

AUDIO BOOK

Like Lovers Do: Memoirs of Medusa by Sivan Ben Yishai, Suhrkamp
Sound Design and Post production for audio book by HYENAZ

In the myth, Medusa is raped by the god of the seas, whereupon she transforms into a winged figure with serpentine hair, the sight of which turns everyone to stone. Medusa’s violent, kaleidoscopic memoirs are a dedication to all lovers in Sivan Ben Yishai’s work, listing moments of our collective memory: between desire and violence, between porn and sexual fantasies, between political attacks and familial practiced looking away. In an only apparent counter-scenario, five young girls together imagine the dream man of their future, themselves involuntarily as the perfect attribute at his side. On a third narrative track, the author designs a literal reversal dynamic of the traditional narrative patterns: A woman grabs a knife, leaves the crime scene of the marriage bed, hijacks a crowded bus, and puts it in reverse to collect and decompost the century story lines and all the bruised human love meat. Couldn’t it become humus for an eco-sphere of feminist narratives?


Körper Figurationen Welten

A SERIES OF THREE FILMS ON QUEER THEORY

BODIES. FIGURATIONS. WORLDS: Video introductions to queer theory
Drei Videos zur Einführung in Queer Theorie: KÖRPER, FIGURATIONEN und WELTEN
Antke A. Engel und Filmfetch (Magda Wystub; Tali Tiller), FernUniversität Hagen 2021
Sound Design and post production HYENAZ

The videos (German with English subtitles) are freely available as Open Educational Resources (OER) or on YouTube

Radio: HYENAZ are featured on Gerecht Sprechen – Über die Lust auf Gendersternchen, neue Pronomen und Co.” by Sabine Rolf on BR2 explaining one of the sounds they developed for the film 


Unsere Stadt aus Vogelaugen / Eine Blutung im Dunkeln

PERFORMATIVE READING FOR STAGE

Unsere Stadt aus Vogelaugen / Eine Blutung Im Dunkeln
Text and performative reading by Sivan Ben Yishai
Sound design and live performance by HYENAZ

On the square of the Old Synagogue, today’s Opernvorplatz, Sivan Ben Yishai recalls in her text the destruction of the synagogue on the Hiltropwall. She draws an arc from the past into the future and up to the new start of the theater. As a path through the city of Dortmund, this text was created as a commissioned work for the city walk “2170 – What will have been the city in which we will live?” at Theater Dortmund.


Bicho Raro: work in progress

LIVE PERFORMANCE and FILM


Annies: ein gesangliches Konzert

PERFORMANCE FILM

Die Droste Lectures entstehen 2020 im Dialog zwischen zwei Autorinnen: Sivan Ben Yishai und Maren Kames. Zwei der kraftvollsten Schriftstellerinnen der jüngeren Generation sprechen mit uns und Droste über Krieg und Frieden durch die Jahrhunderte und in der Sprache. Produziert von und mit den Sounddesignerinnen und Filmemacherinnen HYENAZ.

https://www.burg-huelshoff.de/medien/mediathek/droste-festival-2020-believe-in-us/sivan-ben-yishai-maren-kames-hyenaz-performance-droste-lectures-2020-annies-ein-gesangliches-konzert


Oder: Du verdienst deinen Krieg (8 Soldiers Moonsick)

THEATRE

Von Sivan Ben Yishai
Regie Sasha Marianna Salzmann
Sounddesign: HYENAZ

Team: Bühne + Kostüme: Cleo Niemeyer, Dramaturgie: Rebecca Ajnwojner, Dramaturgische Mitarbeit: Anna Heesen, Licht: Fritz Stötzner, Ton: Miloš Janjić,Übersetzung: Maren Kames

Berliner Morgenpost: Das sind die besten Inszenierungen des Jahres

Eingeladen zum Radikal Jung – Festival für junge Regie 2020.

Premiere: 8. November 2019 Gorki Studio Я

Acht Frauen proben in einem Militärcamp den Ernstfall, bereiten sich vor auf den Einsatz, den Krieg. Sie reden und sie träumen davon, nachts auf ihren rostigen Bettgestellen mit den dünnen Matratzen. Die israelische Autorin Sivan Ben Yishai verdichtet die Wachträume und Erinnerungen dieser Frauen zu einem vielstimmigen, drängenden Text, auf dessen sprachliche Wucht Regisseurin Sasha Marianna Salzmann uneingeschränkt vertraut. Aus einer losen Verknüpfung von Stimmen, Körpern und Sound entstehen dabei auf der Bühne Assoziationsfelder, die sich im Kopf der Zuschauer zu Schlachtfeldern formen.


Instinct

SHORT FILM

INSTINCT is a film that germinated in 2013 and was finally completed in 2019, a collaborative project between Mad Kate, Adrienne Teicher, Marit Östberg, Ester Martin Bergsmark and Jasco Viefhues. INSTINCT is about the queer imaginary; a queer love/crusing story where possibilities emerge for imagining our own bodies differently, sharing bodies, and exploring bodies that we might only be in our fantasies. In these dreams we find possibilities to connect with each other beyond bodies and see in each others’ bodies in our/their fluidities and queerness.


The Beauty of ReveRso

SHORT FILM

ReveRso is a berlin-based performance artist. Someone who’s wearing identities, personas, characters.
starring ReveRso with Thea Adora Bauer, Chika Takahashi, Julietta la Doll, Yeorg Kronnagel and Sekou.
make-up artist: Yeorg Kronnagel, costume design: ReveRso and Yeorg Kronnagel
music by HYENAZ, sounddesign: Joscha Eickel
production assistant: Leo Carnein, Christoph Brunner
director of photography, editing and postproduction: Lukas Kunzmann
written, produced and directed by Brent Adam
executive producer: Rainer Spix @ who’s mcqueen
Germany 2018


Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution

FILM

A film by Yony Leyser. Queercore, the cultural and social movement that began as an offshoot of punk was distinguished by its discontent with society’s disapproval of the gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender communities. Interviewees discuss homophobia, gender, feminism, AIDS, assimilation, sex, and, of course, art. The extensive participant list includes Bruce LaBruce, G.B. Jones, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, John Waters, Justin Vivian Bond, Lynn Breedlove, Silas Howard, Pansy Division, Penny Arcade, Kathleen Hanna, Kim Gordon, Deke Elash, Tom Jennings, Team Dresch, and many more. Sound Design created by HYENAZ. www.queercoremovie.com