premiere choreography 'Ergens; dichtbij' (Somewhere; close) by Pia Meuthen
Ergens; dichtbij (Somewhere; close) the newest choreography by Pia Meuthen is a danced roadmovie that takes us to places that seem to be close by and familiar but might exist on the edge of reality.
A poetic and layered performance in which dance and acrobatics merge to become one language, inspired by the short stories of Dutch writer Maartje Wortel and the work of Australian illustrator and visual artist Shaun Tan.
premiere: Friday 15 Februari 2013, Verkadefabriek, 's Hertogenbosch NL
Ergens; dichtbij will be on tour from on February 2013.
Dance & acrobatics: Miquel de Jong, Miguel Fiol Duran, Eddy Becquart, Andrea Beugger, Nickolas van Corven, Lola Devault-Sierra
Music composition: Jeroen Strijbos & Rob van Rijswijk | Decor: Katleen Vinck | Light design: Ate Jan van Kampen | Costumes: Sanne Reichert | Dramaturgy: Angelique Willkie
co-production: Panama Pictures with Strijbos & Van Rijswijk
new publication 'Composition, Time and Space' - ISBN 9789461900418
On Jan 27th we presented our newest publication Composition, Time and Space.
It describes in both word and image the most important of our projects, and appears on the occasion of the award of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund North-Brabant Music Prize 2012.
It includes an introduction by Jan Doms and contributions by Bert Palinckx (November Music), Chen Quiangbin (Electronic Music Week Shanghai) and Henk Heuvelmans (Gaudeamus).
Graphic design by Jac de Kok.
premiere Cross Avenue at November Music 2012 with New York String Quartet ETHEL
Atmospheric and electronic sound fields coupled with acoustic music !
In “Cross Avenue” the sound created by the strings will be saved, explored, re-worked and re-introduced in such a way that the original sound source and its new variant combine to form a new sound entity. The strings and the electronics become a seamless extension of each other. Further, Strijbos & Van Rijswijk employ spatialisation (sound divided over the space), an important audible element which propels the composition in further developing its expression.
Strijbos & Van Rijswijk are awarded with the Music Prize 2012 of the Prince Bernhard Culture Foundation!
The Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation has awarded Jeroen Strijbos and Rob van Rijswijk the Music Prize 2012 because – within their international musical practice - they link willfulness to accessibility and sense of technology to visual design. The jury is impressed by the creative versatility, professionalism and entrepreneurial spirit of the duo.
During festival November Music 2012 the prize will be handed over by Martijn Sanders during their première of 'Cross Avenue', in collaboration with New York Stringquartet Ethel.
"Walk of Earthly Delights" at November Music 2012
With the app 'Walk With Me' you can experience topographic compositions in public space performed by means of a smartphone app. Technological developments have opened up possibilities to create site-specific compositions that are shaped into unique and personal electronic realtime musical experiences connected to a specific geopgraphical area by the audience. All compositions can be heard 24 / 7 by downloading the app from the app-store.
During the International Festival for Contemporary Music November Music 2012 the audience can experience the composition 'The Walk of Earthly Delights' at the heart of the festival in the citycenter of 's Hertogenbosch.
In a sincere salute to one of ‘s-Hertogenbosch’s most renowned citizens, The Walk Of Earthly Delights divides the inner city map along the lines of the famous Garden triptych of the same name by painter Hieronymus Bosch (1450 - 1516). A sonic spectrum unfolds while you cross the town square, pass by St. John’s and St. James’s and navigate through medieval streets and alleys to discover the city you never heard: solemn lithurgical beauty and gentle harmony, tempting melodics and profane joy , aggravating dissonants, absurdity and a lost voice of lament.
Commissioned by November Music.
download the app for free: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/walk-with-me/id461519712?mt=8
Dadoc at November Music 2012
Dadoc is a multispeaker-installation designed in collaboration with Swiss visual designer Christian Grässli.
The audience can isolate or filter the different layers of sound within the entity of the installation, by opening the various dadoc’s. It is up to the listener to open up different sets of Dadocs to find out what connotations and meanings the Dadocsreveal in relation to each other.
Dadoc will be exhibited during November Music 2012 in 's Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.
new 'Musical Tour' at Central Park New York with the Iphone app Walk With Me in cooperation with NY String Quartet ETHEL
Imagine walking through Central Park, hearing the sounds around you change as you move. From one spot to the next the sounds differ; but as you approach a spot, or distance yourself from it, the character of what you hear shifts.
Your perception and experience of the area, regardless of how mundane or exceptional it is, changes with the modification of its sounds. At least, that is one of the things we aim for in our sound processing app, written for iPhones and iPads fitted with earpieces.
Walk With Me blurs the boundaries between installation and composition.
"Oerol Walk With Me" very well received
Whispers at Shanghai Electronic Music Week, China & Biënnale South-Korea
sep/nov 2010 Selective Art Gallery Paris, France
feb/mai 2011 National Museum of Gdansk, Poland
oct 2011 3rd Shanghai International Electronic Music Week, China
oct 2011 GIC Biënnale, Zuid-Korea
Whispers is commissioned by November Music
visual artist: Pierluigi Pompeï (I)