Resounding is an interactive sound play inspired by common-day life in old Lidice. It brings the listener to authentic places where events of the play take place. Each stage reminds a civil situation from the life of the people of Lidice as it might have happened in the days before the tragedy. The audio drama is a fiction and should be not mistaken for a documentary. Its goal is to invoke interest in the destiny of the victims of Lidice tragedy.
Resounding was recorded according to the script written by radio playwrite Tereza Semotamová. Directed by Thomas Zielinski, 60 Czech actors took part in the play, including students of Dramatic Arts and children from The Disman Radio Ensemble. Music and sound-design was created by Michal Rataj. The parallel German version was translated into German by Kristina Kallert and engaged actors from the Stuttgart State Theatre, students of Akademie für Darstellende Kunst Baden-Würtemberk and pupils of Deutsche Schule Prag.
Transposition of the audiodrama into the public space is possible using a unique bespoke application which enables a smartphone or a multimedia player to play corresponding parts of the recording depending on how the visitor moves around the area. It automatically selects, plays and mixes parts of the play associated with the specific place in which the visitor stands. The software was developed by Jakub Dolezal and Tomas Hlusicka, students of Research and Development Centre of the Czech Technical University with support of the Vodafone Foundation.
Resounding was created by a civic association Sonosfera as a non-profit project at the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Lidice tragedy. The realisation was supported by: