live performance / immersive multichannel concerts

CURRENT LIVE PERFORMANCES / IMMERSIVE MULTICHANNEL CONCERTS

ENTANGLED ::: a durational ambisonic encounter with a sound hyperobject originated in the amazon tropical rainforest.
SUBMERSION ::: a new live performance series featuring (sub)aquatic materials from diverse provenances.
SPECTRUM ::: an ongoing exploration of environmental electromagnetic energies across the invisible spectrum.
[IN]AUDIBLE ::: a journey through hidden acoustic spaces and non-human listening modes.
→ SONOGENIA ::: special one-off performances featuring ad hoc live (re)combinations of unspecified aural entities from past, present, and future works and investigations. a profound listening experience, unexpected and eclectic in its sonic diversity.

BRIEF NOTES FOR CURATORS, ORGANISERS, AND LISTENER-PARTICIPANTS

_ These live performances are different from regular music concerts.

_ Listening is a creative and active act. As listeners, we adopt an active role, and our act of listening becomes performative. This event demands and rewards the work of attention and commitment to the experience.

_ This kind of experiential listening practice invites for a shift of attitude, a transformation in the perceived roles of both audience and performer, and questioning of dominant behaviour codes and rituals. The event strives for breaking the common understanding of music/art merely as entertainment and spectacle. Participants re-pattern their listening habits and expectations.

_ The performance space needs to be reconfigured for the event following a simple set of principles and strategies. The architectural, technical, curatorial and social circumstances which are specific to each context and venue should be negotiated.

_ This is about being ‘inside’ the sound instead of listening ‘to’ it. The performance uses a multichannel sound system (quadraphonic, eight-channel or other configurations). Not frontal stereo systems. The array of speakers surrounds the participants, who can sit or lie anywhere within the space.

_ No stage. The artist operates from within the audience or from behind, controlling the sound as it is heard by the participants. This configuration helps to minimise visual distractions and avoids the territorialization produced by conventional theatrical arrangements. This is invisible music.

_ Listening in the dark. The venue should be darkened as much as possible during the performance. Visual darkness allows the brain to devote less cognitive resources to non-auditory stimuli, enhancing the aural performativity and sustained attention of the participants. Provision of blindfolds can be helpful in some settings to help to produce darkness and to focus the attention of the listeners-participants.

_ The performance cultivates intense and transformative personal experiences within a shared social space and time. It is a practice of collective intimacy, exploratory listening and enjoyment.

LIVE EVENTS

2019.10.27 GEIGER Septemberfest!, 24.4 ambisonic concert with AUDIORAMA, Atalante, Gothenburg, Sweden
2016.09.10 EARSHOTS!, One Hundred Years Gallery, London, UK
2016.09.07 Cafe OTO, London, UK
2016.06.26 twilight concert, Nová Synágoga, Zilina, SK
2016.03.18 MWW Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, PL
2016.01.31 IMHHH Festival, PRAHA, Brno, CZ
2016.01.26 ZVO.CI.TI (so.und.ing) DUO (w/ Bostjan Perovšek), Kinošiška, Ljubljana, SI
2016.01.21 Beli šum, Centralna Postaja, Maribor, SI
2016.01.18 RED NOISE, Aurora, Budapest, HU
2016.01.15 Gallery Školská 28, Prague, CZ
2016.01.07 Verein für Elektroakustische Musik (VELAK), Vienna, AT
2015.03.01 Sonic Fontières Festival, APO-33, La Plateform Intermédia, Nantes, FR
2015.01.25 Sonoscopia, Porto, PT
2014.01.19 Hideous Porta 9, London, UK
2014.01.16 sound.Art series, MKII Gallery, London, UK
2013.06.29 Hidròfons Concert, Auditorio L´estartit, Girona, ES
2013.04.21 European Acoustic Heritage, Archaeological Park of Campo Lameiro, Pontevedra, ES
2013.03.14 Ephémère, Studio Loos, The Hague, NL
2013.03.22 from 20 to 20000 hz (DJ Set), Villa-k, The Hague, NL
2013.02.22 Q-O2, Brussels, BE
2013.02.14 HS63, Brussels, BE
2013.01.19 nnnnn [noise=noise], London, UK
2012.12.20 Wonderwerp, Studio Loos, The Hague, NL
2012.12.01 (h)ear Festival #2: The Art of Sound, kunstencentrumSigne (kuS), Herleen, NL
2012.11.13 IAM Gallery, Madrid, ES
2012.10.26 Sonikas Festival X, Madrid, ES
2012.10.12 MEX, Künstlerhaus Dortmund, DE
2012.09.20 from 20 to 20000 hz (DJ Set), Klangmaschine, Espacio Trapézio, Madrid, ES
2011.10.27 Wonderwerp, Studio Loos, The Hague, NL
2011.10.22 ZKM, Audio Kultur Festival, Europe: A Sound Panorama Concert, Karlsruhe, DE
2011.04.14 Ephémère, Studio Loos, The Hague, NL
2011.04.08 SON Festival, National Auditorium of Music, Madrid, ES
2011.02.22 Hertz Celebration, Radio Zero, Lisbon, PT
2010.12.09 Wavefield Synthesis (WFS) Concert (w/ Sara Pinheiro), Scheltema, Leiden, NL
2010.11.04 from 20 to 20000 hz (DJ Set), Extreme Computer Music Gala, Studio Loos, The Hague, NL
2010.10.23 Presence [Tabacalera], IN-SONORA VI, La Tabacalera, Madrid, ES
2010.03.26 Loos Spring Concert (w/ Mikel R. Nieto), Studio Loos, The Hague, NL
2010.02.20 Everyday Life, Studio Loos, The Hague, NL
2009.10.21 STEIM, Amsterdam, NL
2009.10.03 from 20 to 20000 hz (DJ AV Set w/ _blank), Experimentaclub, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, ES
2009.06.26 Den Haag Onderwater, The Hague Days of New Music, Studio Loos, The Hague, NL
2009.06.07 The Sea (w/ Juan Cantizzani), Studio Loos, The Hague, NL
2009.03.29 from 20 to 20000 hz: Aqua Flux (DJ Set), Wonderwerp, Regentenkamer, The Hague, NL
2007.10.27 from 20 to 20000 hz (DJ Set), Sonikas Festival V, Madrid, ES
2005.10.09 from 20 to 20000 hz (DJ AV Set w/ Warez Lab), Experimentaclub, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, ES