Musical Creatures

Musicality, immersion, non-verbal

Designer: Nina Runa Essendrop
Number of participants: 10
Duration: 4.5 hours
The presenter feels that this larp IS Not suitable for young people aged 16+

About the larp

Musical Creatures is an immersive, physical larp that focuses on experiencing the world through music and sound. You will play the silent Music Creatures. They look like normal human beings, but they move, breath, talk and experiences the world through sound. For many years they have secretly blended into human societies, but this night they have chosen to open up one of their secret meeting places to a few invited human guests. The human guests will be played by a separate group of participants who can join the experience by signing up for the program item The Music Creature Cafe.

Content Warnings: This is a physical experience. This larp involves interacting with a second group of participants coming in later.

Presented by

Nina Runa Essendrop & Jonathan Goldsmith: Nina Runa Essendrop is a Danish artist and larp designer with a masters degree in Theater, Dance and Performance Studies. She has a strong focus on movement, sensory experiences and the meaning of physical action. Nina is an active player in the Nordic Larp community. She has designed and produced blackbox larps, freeform games, large scale-larps, audience inclusive larps and larp festivals and she has collaborated with artists in both Europe and New York. Jonathan Goldsmith is a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, trainer and facilitator based in London. As part of this work he collaborates with artists working in immersive theatre, larp and cross-modal events bringing tools from his practice to enhance the participants experience. Jonathan and Nina collaborate together to explore the space between their work


Physical contact Moderate contact; e.g. hugging, formal partner dancing
Romance and intimacy Demonstrations of affection; e.g. hugging, holding hands
Conflict and violence Not relevant for this larp
Communication style Silent
Movement style Minimum level of comfort: lying down and getting up, some gentle movement. This larp is designed to be accessible to all.
Characters Players create their own characters, in a workshop
Narrative control There is no story as such, it’s more like abstract activity
Transparency Fully transparent – players will, or at least can, know absolutely everything in advance
Representation level The fictional space is pretty similar to the play space
Play culture The whole concept of rivalry or cooperation between players doesn’t really apply
Tone It involves immersion into an abstract state of mind.

Saturday afternoon, Theatre