June is a ridiculously busy month, with three installation pieces. An overview:
This is sort of a installation versus performance kinda thing.
‘Stadsverwarring’ is presented as a six channel installation/composition for a heating plant in the center of Rotterdam. Visitors are guided through the building by a ten minute composition that blends field recordings (recorded at that same plant) with instrumentation. A dynamic journey that adds a sense of drama to the interior of pipes and machines.
Part of the Zig Zag City festival, 6 June 2014, Rotterdam (NL)
Another presentation of the Stay Tuned installation, this time as part of the art-bycicle route 'Kunst van Hier tot Ginder.
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.
Kunst van Hier tot Ginder, 13/14/15 June 2014, Deventer (NL)
This installation is part of a longer running exhibition in Maastricht. I'm lucky to be in great company: Kaffe Matthews, Joseph Beuys, Paul Devens, Espen Sommer Eide en many more.
Inspired by Alvin Lucier's experiments with sound, space and memory (Carbon Copies, Memory Space), Rutger Zuydervelt fills the icehouse of Marres with an immersive soundscape. The temperature drops and it smells of old age. The low rumble of distant traffic blends with the sounds of bass clarinetist Gareth Davis. The irregular ticks of melting ice, accentuated by percussionist Enrico Malatesta, identify the former function of the cellar. On first hearing, 'IJstijd' (Ice Age) seems minimal and static, but on closer inspection it reveals a multitude of subtle layers.
Undertones, 29 June - 24 August 2014, Marres, Maastricht (NL)