Success! Zvov Sensory Tour of the Netherlands Funded

Crowdfunding success! Through Voordekunst we raised over 6,000 Euros for “Zvov Sensory” Tour of the Netherlands. Thanks to over 100 donors and two foundations we managed to gather the starter money we need. For information on upcoming shows fill out the form on the website here:

“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

From October 2016, Zvov will tour in the Netherlands inviting new audiences to discover the experience of Zvov Sensory. The tour will take place in different cities around the country, starting with Amsterdam, Den Haag, Rotterdam and more. After a Zvov Sensory tour in Israel this September, we are very excited to bring the project back to the Netherlands, where everything started. We have you, our family & friends and all the Zvov fans, some of them have experienced our sensory related performances, that are ready to support us on this journey. Parallel to that with the support of KunstenIsrael, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, partners van voordekunst, VSB fonds, and ArtistsinTune we hope to reach more audience and make this project a reality.

Zvov Sensory invites you to enter a space of imagined reality,
led by sounds and sensory experiences.
You’re welcome to come unprepared!

photo by Erika Bordon

Composer Yvonne Freckmann has been awarded a €1,000 scholarship from the “Fund for Excellence of the Royal Conservatory The Hague” to support her study at “Sonic Mmabolela” in South Africa in November. This field recording workshop with sound artist Francisco López is a 2-week course in audio recording techniques in the spectacular Mmabolela reserve.

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.

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 entrantsMost recently, Catchpenny Ensemble presented “Project Fantomas” for the Nieuwe Regents Silent Film Festival in February 2016, with a repeat in The Spring Festival The Hague 2016. We have an exciting season of new projects planned for the fall!

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