I Used To Feel
I Used To Feel is a site-specific, music-theatre piece which explores experiences of deafness and communication break-down. It is performed in a hotel room.
A woman has not been seen since she checked into a hotel room, alone, three days ago.
Initially developed by Spitalfields Music Festival, London the work was subsequently shown at Cork Midsummer Festival 2017 and Dublin Fringe Festival in 2018.
Supported by Arts & Disability Ireland.
Kate Romano [clarinet]
Alvean Jones [performer]
Ailis Ni Riain [writer & composer]
An interview about I Used to Feel with Totally Dublin
The Irish premiere of I Used to Feel took place at Cork Midsummer Festival, Cork in 2017. The performances took place in a bedroom of the Maldron Hotel in Cork city and were supported by Cork Midsummer Festival and Arts & Disability Ireland.
“Very different to anything I’ve ever seen.”
“She was difficult to leave behind.”
“Oppressive, a strong atmosphere.”
“Music is beautiful & strong visual imagery.”
“It made me think of entanglements…”
“The role of the musician made me think differently about the scenario.”
“Someone’s struggle to be understood.”