#118. A programme about independent sound art, radiophonic projects and other audio non-visual misunderstandings and findings. A broadcast from Dr. Klangendum which is completely dedicated tot the NZZN Festival which recently took place in Rotterdam. Including works by Huib Emmer, Mariëtte Rouppe van der Voort & Saskia Venegas.
The Cubist life by Huib Emmer Out of the Cave by Mariëtte Rouppe van der Voort Tales of our times by Saskia Venegas Jingles by Dr Klangendum itself Special thanks to: Rotterdamse Popunie, NZZN Festival Title of the composition: The Cubist life by Huib Emmer. This is a composition for live electronics that is based on the drawings of the German artist Georg Grosz. In the 20s Grosz drew from a cubist perspective; synchronism/polyphony of civilians, children, pimps, prostitutes, soldiers, business men, morphine addicts, streets, houses, brothels, squares, department stores. No foreground, no background, but all packed together in one type of prism. There is a similar position of sounds in music; they move independently through time in their own pace and now and then they are touched by a regular pulse which suggests direction. We can make an enormous list of everything he had done in his long life, but let’s not and let him speak for himself.
Title of the composition: Out of the cave by Mariëtte Rouppe van der Voort. A composition for flute/saxophone and cello. She was working as a music teacher in Rotterdam and she was regularly involved as a musician and initiator at various musical projects within the composed and improvised music. She played in the electro-acoustic band Byte, had a duo with Ab Baars and her own band with whom she played an Ives repertoire among others. The piece of work she made for NZZN consists of a ‘song cycle’ which she performs together with cellist Nina Hitz, based on fragments of the probing story “The cave” by Franz Kafka. Title of the composition: Tales of our times by Saskia Venegas. For piano, Percussion, electronics and violin. This piece of music is based on the colours of the notes of the maqam Saba (Arabic melodic system). The composition begins with a contemplative approach to burst out in impulses that weave the lack of empathy of mankind trough the piece. Saskia Venegas is a Spanish composer and violinist who is living in Rotterdam since 2005. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in classical violin and afterwards her Master in contemporary music theatre at Codarts. She made her first contact with composition through improvisation and that led to her decision to study at the Conservatoire of Antwerp conducted by Wim Henderickx. She founded the IAL Collectief three years ago, working together with artists from different disciplines to create interdisciplinary pieces that have music as main language and as basis. compostion: Panos Gklistis; piano, Robin Eggers; percussion Timoteo Carbone; electronics, Saskia Venegas; violin