Prototype/Protocol was a performance play combining music, film and graphics, an inter-aesthetic meeting between Martin Hall, the avant-garde ensemble Lydenskab and Staal Film. The stage play was performed during November 2014 at the following occasions:
Friday the 14th of November: KØS MUSEUM (Køge)
Sunday the 16th of November: GRAN TEATER (Aarhus)
Friday the 21st of November: KØBENHAVNS MUSIKTEATER (Copenhagen)
Tuesday the 25th of November: THE ROYAL DANISH EMBASSY (Berlin)
In 2015 it was staged again in relation to Odense Spoken Word Festival on August 21.
You can read an excerpt from the play and see the catalogue here.
The cast of the show featured Martin Hall (voice), Maiken Kildegaard (performer), Eskild Winding (piano), Thea Vesti (guitar), Sofia Olsson (cello) and Michael Dinesen/Staal Film (video).
Prototype/Protocol is a story based on the broken chain of connection between three generations – a fragmented, highly personal memory protocol made up of letters, recordings and fictitious memories. Via videos, recited pieces of text and an ever-changing musical setting a collage-like story is told – a story about consequences; how the loss of hope in one generation may affect the next. You can watch the trailer for the show here: