Composer Yvonne Freckmann attended the “Sonic Mmabolela” Field Recording Workshop in South Africa in November 2016. This workshop with sound artist Francisco López and Barbara Ellison is a two-week course in listening to the wild in the spectacular Mmabolela reserve. Yvonne was awarded a €1,000 scholarship from the “Fund for Excellence of the Royal Conservatory The Hague” to support her attendance.
Here is the Sonic Mmabolela 2016 CD released by the Sonic Mmabolela participants on the Free Music Archive: Listen Now
Yvonne originally came to The Hague on a 2014-2015 Fulbright Full Grant for the Netherlands to study multimedia composition at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague with Yannis Kyriakides and Peter Adriaansz. She hit the ground running, presenting pieces in conservatory concerts, and working on new projects. Current interests include transcription and integration of field recordings into her concert music, graphic scores, sound walks, and further collaborations inspired by her colleagues.
Success! Zvov Sensory Tour of the Netherlands Funded
Crowdfunding success! Through the Voordekunst platform we raised over €6,000 for “Zvov Sensory” Tour of the Netherlands. Thanks to over 100 donors and two foundations we managed to gather the starter money we need. Now we will be heading to Belgium in March 2017!
“A surprisingly, intimate and confronting experience, being blindfolded and therefore completely focused on the senses of hearing, feeling and smelling”. – Cornelis de Bondt; Composition teacher, The Royal Conservatory, The Hague
About the Zvov Sensory tour More Videos
From October 2016, Zvov toured in the Netherlands inviting new audiences to discover the experience of Zvov Sensory. The tour took place in different cities, starting with Amsterdam, Den Haag, Rotterdam and more. After a Zvov Sensory tour in Israel this September, we were very excited to bring the project back to the Netherlands. We have you, our family & friends and all the Zvov fans, some of whom have experienced our sensory-related performances, who are ready to support us on our journey. Parallel to that with the support of KunstenIsrael, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, partners van Voordekunst, VSB fonds, and ArtistsinTune we could invest in our project
Zvov Sensory invites you to enter a space of imagined reality,
led by sounds and sensory experiences.
You’re welcome to come unprepared!
Catchpenny Ensemble of seven conservatory musicians premiered a piece for seven players and field recording: Train. Painstakingly transcribed from the one-minute field recording in detail, each layer becomes more and more clear with repetition as the ensemble takes over the tape. Yvonne won an award in the International Alliance of Women in Music Search for New Music Competition 2015 for this composition, among 81 entrants. Since then, Catchpenny Ensemble presented “Project Fantomas” for the Nieuwe Regents Silent Film Festival in February 2016/The Spring Festival The Hague 2016, as well as projects for the Romanian Film Festival and Dag in de Branding.