The summer is full of festivals featuring new projects, especially collaborations with theatre maker-harpist Iris van der Ende: Onder de brug performances during the Grachtenfestival August 11 & 12th:
Under the bridge, where Iris van der Ende sits with her harp, the room works like a resonance chamber. All stays hanging before it dissolves: music, sounds, thoughts. Iris lets you listen to the sound in a lost place in the city, and answers these with arpeggios, chords and melodies. Thus she plays her harp and the space.
All the while, Klanktheater is busy preparing for “Multiply by Sharing IX” in October in as year-long Artists in Residence in Werkplaats K in Kerkrade!
Fantastic experience during the Over Het IJ Festival in Amsterdam in July, presenting the premiere of Onder de Brug.
We were even featured in a “makers” preview article. HERE.
During the month of June it was residency time! On June 1st I arrived in Krems an der Donau for an entire month to devote to music-making. I am very honored to have been named an Artist in Residence in Krems, Austria in collaboration with Cellist Clara Rivière for a project making field recordings, composing, and giving a workshop for children with special needs (with Veronika Großberger), all during the month of June! Furthermore, when I arrived I met new fascinating artists with whom I could explore and make new work and an exposition in Krems. See the picture below!
Thank you to the Klangraum, Nö Festival and Niederösterreich for sponsoring my work here!
EXHIBITION and CELLO PERFORMANCE in Krems
With my new colleagues Adriana Affortunati, Jana Dabac, Clara Rivière and Andrew Neumann, we organized an exhibition and cello performance in a beautiful old garage/former wine cellar in Krems. It is a celebration of our poetic impressions of Krems during the month of June.
During my explorations for sounds I like to send out audiopostcards to share a little bit of what I was hearing throughout my stay.