A cocoon lies on stage, barely recognisable in the dim light. An almost static chord is sounding in the space. The light changes in color – the chord is changing slowly in pitch and texture. The cocoon seems to move – the light seems to get brighter and gradually shift color. Suddenly a fast movement – a sound erupts into the space, the light flashes – then again everything quiets down – the movement, the sound, the light.
Wezen is a music-theatre work where I try to explore the relationship between theatrical gesture and musical instrument, between the body and the sonic world. In Gewording (Becoming) the link between physical and sonic gesture is explored during a live performance, combining movement of the body and live coding.
The title of the piece refers both to wind instruments as a category of musical instruments, and wind instruments as devices to measure the wind speed.
Flying and steering a kite, give you a sense of the wind not just as a measurement, but in its details, its variations at different heights, and changes in time. To fly a kite is playing an instrument, where subtle gestures with the hands can have profound changes in the direction that a kite is flying.
or livecode embodied
Livecoding performance with SuperCollider, using the laptop and the act of livecoding as the sole material.
In Transit are a number of sonic creatures living in the ceiling of the Gerard building at Strijp-S in Eindhoven, they will co-exist with the people living in the building, following their movements, and initiating their own.
For the repurposing of two old Philips buildings, Anton and Gerard, on the Strijp-S area in Eindhoven, two sound installations are created to enrich the experience of living in the area.
In Transit is designed for the passage in the Gerard building.
be, character, creature, essence, gist, nature, being, intelligence,
Wezen is a solo music-theatre work where I try to explore the relationship between theatrical gesture and musical instrument, between the body and the sonic world.
Sampling theorem, total playing time: 43 minutes.
Live performance at Büro Friedrich, Berlin (DE), 24 July 2004.
Nord Micromodular, low-fi samplers, custom built controllers – overall performance interface.