Hearing by Seeing: Opening access to music through sign language

A certified interpreter of German sign language and a teacher-in-training, Laura is in high demand as she complements the music and lyrics of popular bands and orchestras to make this accessible to deaf people too. Laura believes that “a revolution can only occur if we do it ourselves. I can sign, I can interpret, I can do music, so let’s make the spirit of music accessible to all!” In her talk Laura interprets the lyrics of two songs with Ella Ronen, performing together with Alexandre Maurer (percussion) and Florian Favre (keyboard).

About the speaker

Laura Schwengber

How can deaf people enjoy and experience a rock concert? A childhood friendship challenged by sight and hearing impairment led Laura Schwengber to study Sign Language in her native Germany and combine this with her love of dancing, singing and acting.