In Kraak Helder live, the registration of the concert held in De Ruimte in Amsterdam November 28, 2016 of Reinier van Houdt and Michalis Moschoutis. In Part I you can hear Reinier van Houdt in two parts, with in between, an interview with host Martijn Comes.
Reinier van Houdt started working with taperecorders, radio’s, objects and various string-instruments. He studied piano at the Liszt-Akademie in Budapest & the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He developed a fascination for matters that escape notation: sound, timing, space, physicality, memory, noise, environment – points beyond composition, interpretation and improvisation.He has built himself an unusual repertoire that consistently resulted from personal quests; be it from collaborations with composers & musicians, from research in archives, from the composing and staging of music-performances or from unorthodox studies of classical music.
He premiered music by Robert Ashley, Alvin Curran, Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, Francisco López, Charlemagne Palestine, Yannis Kyriakides, Maria de Alvear, Jerry Hunt, Michael Pisaro, Walter Marchetti. He has also worked with John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Luc Ferrari, Peter Ablinger and Christian Marclay. Reinier van Houdt plays in Current 93, recently releasing an album with contributions by Nick Cave, John Zorn and Antony Hegarty. He is also one of the moving forces behind the experimental music outfit MAE/MAZE.
01. Michael Pisaro & Reinier van Houdt. distance (1). The Earth and the Sky. Erstwhile Records.
02. Reinier van Houdt live, part I.
03. Interview with host Martijn Comes
04. Reinier van Houdt live, part II.
This evening was held in close collaboration with De Ruimte Amsterdam and Sietse van Erve.