Discomfort Dispatch is a non-profit organization founded in Bologna in 2017. The name does not belong to a specific group of people, rather it refers to an event format that has been realized by a growing community of promoters and musicians all over Italy.
Those happenings have a few simple rules: a group of unrelated single musicians is invited to improvise for 20 minutes in a duo with a fellow-stranger artist. Rehearsing is forbidden, verbal planning inappropriate. Discomfort Dispatch mainly involves musicians and is open to any kind of performing artist and looks to test the limits and power of improvisation.
The name “Discomfort Dispatch” is a metaphor of the uneasiness experienced by artists and audiences, a reference to the embarrassment generated by the situations that it creates. By accepting to collaborate with a stranger, every guest is putting themself into the awkwardness of sharing the stage. Sound is both the purpose and the tool for that task.
Line up: Stelios Manousakis, Tisa Neza Herlec, Darina Zurkova Sam Kreuk, Leilani Trowell-De Turck, Peishan Xu.
FREE IN THE FOYER, JUST BEFORE THE AUDREY CHEN and VERA VICE SHOW!!