_Duets With Jim (2015)

A poster design for a duet between a soprano mother and her son: Jim, who was multiply disabled. He couldn't speak, but produced a lot of beautiful sounds. Several composers worked with Jim's sounds and each of them made a composition for the theatre show, which premiered at the Operadagen Rotterdam in 2015 and will go on tour in 2016 and 2017

To translate the disability in a respectful manner I created the affected, custom typography, that was carefully placed over the great portrait (rotated 90 degrees) by photographer Annelies van der Vegt.

_Cast and crew

Tape: Jim Bouwens
Singing: Andrea van Beek
Bass clarinet: Gareth Davis
Compositions: Ron Ford, Morris Kliphuis, Gabor Tarjan,
Jacob ter Veldhuis and Huba de Graaff
Directed by: Xander Straat
Light design: Yaron Abulafia
Light technique: Bas Berensen