SYMPOSIUM: NOISE AS A COMPOSITIONAL TOOL
On October 7, we explore noise as a compositional tool: a compositional quest for buzz, scrape, hiss, boom, glitch, beep and feedback. Finding sonic spaces to linger in unexpected places.
Friday October 7, 2022 | 13:00-17:30
Het Concreet, Ringbaan Oost 8.02
Free of charge / pay what you want
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Noise as a compositional tool
Whilst music has long been understood as a search for harmony and pleasing aesthetics, composers such as Maryanne Amacher and Iannis Xenakis have brought noise and non-harmonious sounds into the realm of experimental music. Can noise be a guide to new spaces of sound? Following the residency of composer Cecilia Arditto, we invited noise professor Marcel Cobussen (Leiden University) and composer/performer Angela de Weijer (Miss Milivolt) to join us in a conversation on noise. Cecilia Arditto and Het Concreet will perform a new piece and reflect on the result of a week-long residency in the studio. Marcel Cobussen will give a performance lecture on noise, joined by more noise from performer/sound artist Caeso (BRA). We close off with a darkened listening session to a new piece by Angela de Weijer that was commissioned for this symposium.
Residency: Cecilia Arditto
Het Concreet invited Cecilia Arditto for a residency at Het Concreet. As a composer, she is interested in writing for everyday objects like trash, electric fans and sewing machines. These sounds often find their way into tapeloop compositions, performance pieces and installations. Together with Het Concreet, she will work on a new piece in the analog studio.
Words on sound
Over the next years, Het Concreet sets out to find new words on sound, a.o. through writing lab Klank&Komma. Writer and audio director Renee van Marissing will join the symposium to write an essayistic text, which will later be published on the websites of Het Concreet & Domein voor Kunstkritiek.
13:00 get in: coffee & tea at Het Concreet
13:30 start program: performance lecture by Marcel Cobussen & Caeso
14:15 musical presentation by Cecilia Arditto & Het Concreet
14:45 talk: Cecilia Arditto, Het Concreet & Marcel Cobussen
15:30 darkened listening session by Angela van de Weijer (lights by Wout Hoste)
16:00 end program, drinks until 17:30
Due to the participation of international AMPA students, the main language will be English
Studio Het Concreet
Ringbaan Oost 8.02
5013 CA Tilburg