musical wanderscapes 'En Hier Is Lijf' @ festival OEROL in The Netherlands
Walk with me – musical wanderscapes 'En Hier Is Lijf' @ festival OEROL in The Netherlands
In ‘En Hier Is Lijf’, you listen to an array of musical stories about loss and hope, with composition by Strijbos & Van Rijswijk and lyrics by Jibbe Willems. By using an app, as visitor you are connected to the landscape via GPS. The story follows the route that you choose.
Musical wanderscapes 'En Hier Is Lijf' is a project in which the audience, armed with headphones and an IPad or iPhone plus app, creates its own story, rambling through the area in which the composition takes place. It is not a conventional performance with actors and décor. The project can be visited on a 24 hours per day, 7 days per week basis.
The players are in the visitor’s head. The performance and the location are intrinsically connected: the musical wanderscape has been written and composed for that specific location, and the wanderer thus experiences a story that is partly told by the setting. Music and text are interwoven, the one reinforcing the other. The story is told in both music and text, both being inextricably linked.
Walk with me – musical wanderscapes consists of 3 sections: text, music and the setting you find yourself in.
more info here (in Dutch): www.muzikaledwaalverhalen.nl
special thanks to Generale Oost en Mariska Verhulst
Festival Make Music New York commissions Strijbos & Van Rijswijk for 2014 edition
WALK WITH ME commission by festival Make Music New York & Lower Manhattan Culture Council in Manhattan
cooperation of MMNY USA | MATA USA | GAUDEAMUS NL 2014 by Strijbos & Van Rijswijk (NL)
Imagine walking through Manhattan New York, hearing the musical sounds around you change as you move. From one spot to the next sounds differ; but as you approach a corner, or distance yourself from it, the character of what you hear shifts. Your perception and experience of your surroundings, regardless of how mundane or exceptional they are, change with the modification of their sounds. Hear melodies, rhythmic patterns, chatter and electronica while walking through the city, using GPS data to trigger sounds through a musical iPhone app.
compositions for choreography Othello @ Stadttheater Bern Switzerland
Strijbos & Van Rijswijk will be writing compositions for the new modern dance piece "Othello" from choreogapher Estefania Miranda at Stadttheater Bern in Switzerland.
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice is a tragedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1603, and based on the Italian short story Un Capitano Moro ("A Moorish Captain") by Cinthio, a disciple of Boccaccio, first published in 1565. The work revolves around four central characters: Othello, a Moorish general in the Venetian army; his new wife, Desdemona; his lieutenant, Cassio; and his trusted ensign, Iago. Because of its varied and current themes of racism, love, jealousy and betrayal, Othello is still often performed in professional and community theatres alike and has been the basis for numerous operatic, film and literary adaptations
Premiere: 26 April 2014 Stadttheater Bern CH
Oerol 2014 + S&VR presents Walk With Me @ IN SITU in Stirling (GB) during Side by Side seminar
IN SITU / Writing Side by Side Seminar: European network for artistic creation in public space
From February 24th to 28th of 2014, this meeting takes place in Stirling (GB), great site of the Scottish History. It gathers the IN SITU members, together with 17 European artists. The principle : five days to help them to develop their project during the early stages of the work through artistic discussion during plenary sessions and thematic workshops.
double bill @ Sonica festival Glasgow
new walkscape "Sounds in Your Pocket" written with composer app / platform Walk With Me
Hear Glasgow in a different light – a sonic walk experience.
Commissioned by Cryptic, Walk With Me is a sonic experience. Imagine walking along Sauchiehall Street, hearing the sounds around you change as you move. From one spot to the next sounds differ; but as you approach a corner, or distance yourself from it, the character of what you hear shifts. Your perception and experience of your surroundings, regardless of how mundane or exceptional they are, change with the modification of their sounds.
Hear melodies, chatter and electronica around Glasgow, using GPS data to trigger sounds through a musical iPhone app.
Download this app and start walking with us...
iPhones can be borrowed from the CCA box office, a deposit is required.
Walk With Me is a Cryptic Commission for Sonica 2013.
Supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Whispers | Ceramic Sound Sculpture
Whispers is a sound sculpture of five larger-than-life ceramic trumpets – blue and gleaming – they appear to be floating in a semi-darkened room. A Sonica 2013 sound installation, the trumpets spout words, laughter, sometimes noise... plot your own auditive route within this three dimensional soundscape to find out each trumpet's unique meaning. The talking trumpets are not merely hanging in the room, the vibrations cross over and interact with the environment. The talking voices are embedded in painstakingly composed sounds from the surrounding speakers. Sometimes musical, sometimes distorted. This contiguous fabric of sound accelerates and builds up to an abrupt climax. In a flash, the slate is wiped clean again. Then the babbling, murmuring, crackling, and whispering starts afresh.
Strijbos & Van Rijswijk are awarded with the Music Prize 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.
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 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.
"Walk of Earthly Delights" at November Music
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
"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)