RITES FOR A NEW UTOPIA

Utopias are by definition places that do not exist. Nevertheless the very real remains of past utopian projects are all around us and keep informing our imagination and aspirations. In the process of creating models of the world as it could be rather then of how it is, radical art practices have often reinvented social and material modes of production as a playground for broader social change.

Rites for a New Utopia is a theatrical event that responds to two aspirations: the dream of abolishing traditional social hierarchies, enacted by refusing to accept the rigid separation between composer, performer, instrument maker and audience, and the ambition of returning to an ancestral unity of the arts by combining image, sound, space, movement and the body within the continuum of esthetic experience.

The program will feature new works for the 17th century carillon of the Grote Kerk by Lars Kynde, which will be performed by Gijsbert Kok and processed electroacoustically within the nave of the church by Ángel Faraldo and a series of site-specific performances with new instruments and sound sculptures by Mariska de Groot, Matteo Marangoni and Dieter Vandoren. The evening will end with a special performance of Partita for Variable Air Compression by Horst Rickels, a seminal work of Dutch sound art which was first presented in The Hague in 1989 and which will be performed by Rickels on his self-made organ Mercurius Wagen.

Rites for a New Utopia is presented by the artist-run platform iii in cooperation with Het Nutshuis and Dag in de Branding and is part of the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the ArtScience Interfaculty. The program is made possible with the additional support of the Municipality of The Hague, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Danish Arts Foundation.

Works by:
Horst Rickels, Ángel Faraldo, Lars Kynde, Mariska de Groot, Matteo Marangoni and Dieter Vandoren

March 28th 2015, Grote Kerk, Den Haag
Tickets: €12 full price, €6.50 students

Performance schedule:
19:00 first call of the carillon (Á. Faraldo, L. Kynde)
22:00 second call of the carillon (Á. Faraldo)
22:15 mass in the idiosyncratic manner (M. de Groot, M. Marangoni, D. Vandoren)
22:45 Partita for Variable Air Compression (H. Rickels)

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Posted in EXPO, III Instrument Inventors Initiative, Uncategorized |

REFLECT @ EAPlab

Opening 6th of March with murmur~singing among others.

REFLECT 1

REFLECT 2

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Posted in EXPO, PERFORM |

ARTEFACT – CINECHINE LIVE

YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR LIVE
iii is invited for Artefact in Stuk, Leuven.
Cinechine will run as installation as part of the exhibiton program.

special! special!
Between 11th and 15th of februari Cinechine will be played live couple of times a day. Together with Dieter Vandoren the machine parts of Cinechine will be rearranged and a short composition of light to sound will be made on the spot and shown until the next modulation.

Cinechine @ Artefact

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Posted in CINECHINE, EXPO |

STEIM WINTERPARTY

LET’S CELEBRATE THE DARK AND THE COLD!
murmur~singing at the Steim Winterparty

DATE: 18 December, 2014
TIME: 20:30 (Doors open at 20:00)
LOCATION: STEIM Concertspace, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam

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Posted in MURMUR |

O-68 FINISSAGE

Zondag 14 december van 15hr tot 17hr vindt in galerie O-68 de finissage plaats van expositie ‘DE FINALISTEN’.

Tijdens deze middag speel ik ‘murmur~singing’

- Oranjestraat 68, 6881 SG Velp

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Posted in EXPO |

SHINY TOYS

FESTIVAL FOR AUDIOVISUAL EPERIMENTS

Amongst many other great analog light and sound performances – as always -, Shiny Toys presents Shadow Puppet?
Come and see us!
Also, Werner Nekes – famous about his collection of optical media before the cinema era – shows a selection of ‘stereographics’.

29th of November 2015
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Posted in SHADOW PUPPET? |