Siegmar Zacharias, Judith Hamann

Session #6: Vibrare

WAVES - listening sessions towards social bodies

Zoom-Session Digital Culture Music & Sound

Vibrare attempts to frame the capacity of vibration between bodies as something that inhabits a haptic space: one of connection and ‚touch‘ via compassionate forms of resonance. Drawing on work with humming, shaking, and relational frameworks for exploring harmonic and textural experiences of sound, Judith’s session will also continue their work on the sensation of collapse as a generative site of possibility, as a speculative sonic surface, or as a membrane for holding feeling.

WAVES is an offer to practice together, to give our bodies as resonant spaces for each other, to be together in the wild spaces of grief, of joy, of healing.

From May to December 2021, Siegmar Zacharias and her team, together with FFT Düsseldorf and Sophiensælen Berlin, are offering a series of listening sessions to experience this feeling of being shaken and connected by waves in a sensory and affective manner. The listening sessions are sound meditations to linger together in a space, where we don’t have to be alone. Building on a feminist practice of nourishing and regenerating, a transformative tremor is to be supported, while at the same time the complicated grief that is present at this time is recognized. A key question is: How can we be together differently?

partners in crime


WAVES – listening sessions towards social bodies is a collaboration between Neha Chriss, Samuel Hertz, Steve Heather and Siegmar Zacharias. The series is jointly presented and organized by FFT Düsseldorf and sophiensaele Berlin.


Concept, hosting: Siegmar Zacharias. Co-Production: FFT Düsseldorf & sophiensaele, Berlin. Supported by NPN-STEPPING OUT JOINT ADVENTURES // NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ and the Gwaertler Foundation.