For These Sounds Are Made

Music, Wonder, Change

Designers: Marcel Oerlemans
Number of participants: 8-12
Duration: 4 hours
The presenter feels that this larp IS suitable for young people aged 16+

About the larp

“Lost for words” used to be an expression. Now this is the world we live in. Our voices have slowly disappeared, gone, seemingly forever. We sometimes still hear echoes of the thing we used to say. Faint whispers of a time past. Where do we go from here?

“For these sounds are made” is a short larp, in abstract form. I hope to challenge you once more.

Content Warnings: N/A

Marcel Oerlemans: Avid larper since 1992, organizer since 1998. Moved from classic fantasy larps, to organizing interactive dramas, and abstract roleplays. Interested in finding/creating new ways of play. Always focused on human interaction. Scenarios, setting, persona, special effects: they’re all a means to an end.


Physical contact Moderate contact; e.g. hugging, formal partner dancing
Romance and intimacy Demonstrations of affection; e.g. hugging, holding hands
Conflict and violence Shouting and other intimidating actions not involving contact
Communication style Communication changes throughout the larp and is a major theme of the larp
Movement style Dancing
Characters Players build their characters around a predesigned skeleton or archetype
Narrative control I really haven’t made that choice yet. Is it ok to let you know later on?
Transparency Fully transparent – players will, or at least can, know absolutely everything in advance
Representation Scenery and props will be used to make the play space look something like the fictional space
Play culture The concept of rivalry or cooperation between players doesn’t really apply
Tone Dramatic

Saturday afternoon, Boardroom