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BAR x :

Francesca Burattelli

24 February 2022 05.00 PM - 07.00 PM
Art Hub Copenhagen Halmtorvet 27, 1700 København V

On Thursday 24 February, the artist/musician Francesca Burattelli will be hosting BAR x at Art Hub.

The Voice Turned into Word and the Word Turned into Song. This sentence is the title and basis of a series of performative choral acts by Francesca Burattelli, in which each of the performers are phrasing in their own native language, including Italian, English, Farsi and Danish.

BAR x will feature a live-version of The Voice Turned into Word and the Word Turned into Song, based on a video work of the same name, which is being screened at the Museum of Religious Art in Lemvig until June 2022. This is the first time the work will be performed live.

The work is based on the different musicality of the individual languages, and through these intones and accentuates the innate melody of the sentences. By illustrating the transition from speech to song, the performers attempt to capture the moment at which song transcends language through melody.

The video work, which visitors can currently see at the Museum of Religious Art in Lemvig, focuses on the individual voice. The viewer is drawn into one single language and interpretation at a time. In the live performance at BAR x, the different voices and languages are interwoven into a single choral work.


The bar will serve soft drinks, beer and wine, and there will be a DJ after the performance.

Admission is free, but you need a ticket. Free tickets are available here.



17.00 Bar (and Dj)

17.30 The Voice Turned into Word and the Word Turned into Song performed by Francesca Burattelli, Sall Lam Toro, Simin Stine Ramezanali.

18.00 Bar and Dj Ryong.

19.00 See you next time


Francesca Burattelli is an Italian-Danish artist and musician, based in Copenhagen. She graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam in 2015 and is currently active in the Danish art and underground music scene.

Burattelli investigate the divide between art and music. With a background in music, she began to implement sound production in her art in the form of sculptural musical instruments and sound installations. She now works with a focus on the voice’s performativity and vocalism and investigates, among other things, the idea of ​​the performer and the pop idol as a modern archetype. About that she has written the publication Una Voce Poco Fa.

Francesca Burattelli also works with the performance and study group Union For Open Vocalism with artist Holger Hartvig. Together, they examine the singing voice as a social phenomenon and its ability to create political and cultural awareness in the contemporary world. They work with the idea of ​​separating the voice from the ego and isolating it from its physical and therefore political body (and gender), for example in the performance Platform Play, which comments on the idea of ​​communal singing as a political act.



Art Hub invites an artist or art group to present or perform a work of art. At BAR x the evening’s art program is accompanied by drinks and followed by a DJ set, providing a social, atmospheric setting for an intimate art experience.

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