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Jamie xx’s Music Video Inspires The Deaf And The Hearing Alike [Video]

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The profound power of music shines through in this silent performance.

Lara Piras
  • 15 april 2014


Artist and poet Sofia Mattioli‘s latest project is a self-directed music video for Grammy-winning English music producer Jamie xx’s new track, “Sleep Sound.” Instead of hiring experience background dancers or actors, Mattioli cast deaf members of the Manchester Deaf Centre to dance along with her.

A piece of art in itself, the video is beautifully filmed and portrays how the dancers are able to respond to Mattioli’s movements and to the track’s vibrations in the air, even though they’re unable to hear any of the notes. Captured in slow motion, their improvised routines and movements are angelic and make the scenes breathtaking to watch.

“I was on a train listening to music, getting deep into it, and this girl started staring at me,” Mattioli explains to Nowness. “After a while I took my headphones off and she came up to me, started signing and then wrote me a note to say that she was deaf but could almost feel the music by my movement.” This was the deciding point when Mattioli felt an artistic need to capture and extend this once in a lifetime moment. She hopes to develop the project further, but for now, check out the breathtaking video below.

Jamie xx: Sleep Sound on Nowness.com

Source: NOWNESS

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