Stay Tuned

An audio work and installation based on the moment when an orchestra gets in tune, before a performance. Like this. An event that I wish could last forever, which is exactly what 'Stay Tuned' is about.

More then 150 musicians and singers were asked to record an 'A' (which is the note an orchestra normally tunes to), using whatever technique or style they please. So each 'A' has its own unique characteristics, but is also a small part of a much bigger drone.

'Stay Tuned' is presented as a multiple-speaker installation. From each speaker, the sound of an instrument-group is heard, continuously. The speakers are spaciously placed to create an auditive space, so visitors can
literally walk through the orchestra. While wandering, the focus shifts from one instrument-group to next. Each listening position slightly changes the 'colour' of the drone, and makes different details, imperfections and instrument-characteristics audible.

Besides the installation, a composed stereo version of 'Stay Tuned' will be released on cd by Baskaru. There will also be a live performance adaptation of the piece.

Orkest!, 7 December 2014 - 6 March 2015, Netwerk, Aalst, BE

Kunst van Hier tot Ginder, 13-15 June 2014, Deventer, NL

Into the Great Wide Open, 6-8 September 2013, Vlieland, NL
Audio | Video 1 | Video 2 (Vrije Geluiden)

Sounds Like Audio Art, 25-27 July 2013, Saskatoon, Canada
Audio | Video 1 | Video 2


More than 150 musicians contributed to the project:

David Aird (Vindicatrix)
Mats Aleklint
Tetuzi Akiyama  
Oren Ambarchi  
Nathan Amundson (Rivulets)
Kai Angermann (Insa Donja Kai)
Thomas Ankersmit
Sigbjørn Apeland (1982)
Felicia Atkinson  
Aidan Baker (Nadja)
Michel Banabila  
Paul Baran 
Molly Berg
Johan Berthling (Tape, Fire!)
Jeb Bishop
Olivia Block  
Peter Broderick
Chris Brokaw (ex-Codeine, ex-Come)
Dave Brown  (Candlesnuffer)
Mike Bullock (The BSC)
Daniel Bürkner (Squares on Both Sides)
John Butcher
Anna Rose Carter (Moon Ate the Dark)
Tim Catlin
Travis Chapman (Balmorhea)
Xavier Charles  
Sylvain Chauveau  
Eric Chenaux
Colleen
Valerio Cosi
Werner Dafeldecker (Polwechsel)
Gareth Davis
Matt Davis (Zeitkratzer, Otomo Yoshihide)
Tony Dekker (Great Lake Swimmers)
Jim Denley
Bardt van der Dennen (Birdt)
Andy Diagram (ex-Two Pale Boys, ex-Spaceheads)
Gareth Dickson
Jorrit Dijkstra
Michael Francis Duch (Lemur)
Benjamin Duvall (Ex-Easter Island Head)
Julia Eckhardt
Klaus Ellerhusen Holm (Trondheim Jazzorchestra)
Jacco van Elst (This Leo Sunrise)
Katie English (Isnaj Dui)
Erik Enocksson (Lakes of Grass and Gold)
Ferran Fages (Cremaster)
Pien Feith
Nils Frahm
Masayoshi Fujita (El Fog)
Lori Goldston (Earth, Secret Chiefs 3)
Rachel Grimes (Rachel's)
David Grubbs  
Ivar Grydeland
Gudbjorg Hlin Gudmundsdottir (mum)
Anne Guthrie  
Greg Haines (Alvaret Ensemble) 
Franz Hautzinger
Nick Hennies
Carl Ludwig Hübsch
Paul Hubweber  
Sarah Hughes
Jenny Hval  
Hilary Jeffery (The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble)
Paul de Jong (The Books)  
Coti K. (Mohammad)
Rebekka Karijord
Edita Karkoschka (Nausica)
Greg Kelley (Nmperigm)
Sarah Kemp (Fieldhead, Brave Timbers)
Julia Kent (Antony and the Johnsons, Larsen)
Kenneth Kirschner
Romke Kleefstra (Piiptsjilling, Alvaret Ensemble)  
Tobias Klein 
Jonas Kocher (300 Basses)
Are Lothe Kolbeinsen

Annette Krebs
Martin Küchen (Angles 8, Looper)
Anne La Berge (Shackle) 
Dimitra Lazaridou-Chatzigoga
Jens Lekman
Simon Lenski (D.A.A.U.)
Lidwine
Eivind Lønning (Espen Reinertsen, Koboku Senju)
Mike Majkowski
Janne Mansens (Birdt)
Aaron Martin  
Stephan Mathieu
Magda Mayas
Lauren McMurray (Twigs & Yarn)
Violet Meerdink (This Leo Sunrise)
Alicia Merz (Birds of Passage)
Phil Minton
Rie Mitsutake (Oh, Yoko)
Andy Moor (The Ex)  
Jon Mueller  
Geoff Mullen
Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø  
Puzzle Muteson  
Lisa Nordström (Midaircondo)
Koen Nutters (The Pitch, N-Collective)  
Lothar Ohlmeier (Not Applicable)
Marianne Oldenburg (Ode to the Quiet )
Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson (múm, Sigur Ros)
Morten J. Olsen (MoHa!, The Pitch)
Daniel Padden (The One Ensemble)  
Stephanie Pan
Andrea Parkins
Alden Penner (The Unicorns)
Sandro Perri (Polmo Polpo)
Steve Peters
Stefano Pilia  
Richard Pinhas
Espen Reinertsen (Streifenjunko, Koboku Senju)
Iden Reinhart (Strië)
Bhob Rhainey (Nmperign, The BSC)
Steve Roden
Abigail Sanders
Saya (Tenniscoats)
Dirk Serries (Fear Falls Burning)
Insa Schirmer (Insa Donja Kai)
Martin Siewert (Trapist, Heaven And)
Lukas Simonis (Coolhaven)
Erik Skodvin (Svarte Greiner, Dead Center)
Steven R. Smith
Bram Stadhouders 
Jasper Stadhouders (Cactus Truck)
Andreas Stensland Løwe (Splashgirl)
Jeremy Strachan 
Keiichi Sugimoto (Fourcolor, Minamo)
Hild Sofie Tafjord (Lemur, Spunk)
Ueno Takashi (Tenniscoats)
Martin Taxt (Koboku Senju)
Ryan Teague  
Michael Thieke (The International Nothing, The Pitch)
Monica Tormell (Moon & Sun)
Eriko Toyoda (So)
Rick Treffers
Heather Trost (A Hawk and a Hacksaw)
Scott Tuma (ex-Boxhead Ensemble)
Ryan Vanderhoof (ex-Akron/Family)  
Nikos Veliotis (Mohammad)
Steven Vinkenoog (Donné et Desirée)
Stephen Vitiello
Sabine Vogel  
Håvard Volden  
Johan G. Winther (Tsukimono)
Nate Wooley
Enrico Wuttke (Flim)
C. Spencer Yeh
Richard Youngs

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