Thalia Ioannidou and Persefoni Miliou
BB2019 © Andreas Simopoulos

4 performers, a master of sound, simple everyday objects, and a trumpet accompany the fairytale of Cinderella, as seen by the Grimm brothers and Lotte Reiniger.

“Sounderella” is a live sound performance accompanying the screening of the silent animated short film “Aschenputtel” (“Cinderella”), based on the classic short novel by the Grimm brothers, and directed by Lotte Reiniger, the foremost pioneer of silhouette animation.

The main characters of “Sounderella” speak the language of sounds. They convey their emotions and converse through them. These sounds that bring the actions in the film to life are performed by artists using ordinary everyday objects.

The performance takes place in front of the screen, in plain view of the audience, so that they can watch the making of this sonic experience, in time with the film.


Concept, composition, design: Thalia Ioannidou, Persefoni Miliou

Sound processing and engineering: Stefan Konstantinidis

Performers / musicians:
Thalia Ioannidou
Persefoni Miliou
Eugenia Palla
Nektarios Pappas 

Video courtesy of Goethe-Institut