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An evening full of dance and music!

vr 11 nov | GEBOUW |

Movie, music a dance performance and party!

19:15 | Grote Zaal | Films with Live Music |
21:00 | Grote Zaal | The Devotional Music of Occitanie | Concert | Jericho
22:15 | Grote Zaal | Spirit Club | Dance performance and party | Lilach Pnina Livne

All Days
* Studio: Immersive Utopia | Art, VR and Installation by Sander Bos 
* Ketelhuis: Equilibrium | Art Installation by Joeri Bonsel, Josef Rebbe, Tom Giles, Henk Gunneman and Vince Vijsma
* Kleine Zaal: Undular bore | Installation by Maarten Keus


FESTIVAL OVERVIEW 

19:15 | Grote zaal | Maya Deren's experimental films with live music by Roxane Métayer | Introduction by Prof. dr. Patricia Pisters (UvA) - The Limits of Perception: Nonhuman Aesthetics and Affective Intensity 

Maya Deren was a leading exponent of experimental cinema and is considered one of its most influential artists. Her films are masterpieces of avant-garde filmmaking, exploring the unconscious and what lies beyond the limits of perception. Showing with live music are At Land (1944, 15 minutes), Ritual in Transfigured Time (1946, 15 minutes) and The Very Eye of Night (1958, 15 minutes). 

Live Music | Roxane Métayer will perform during the screening with a violin, flutes, percussions, guimbard, bells and her voice. 

Lecture: The Limits of Perception: Nonhuman Aesthetics and Affective Intensity | Aldous Huxley’s Doors of Perception is one of the few studies that investigates the aesthetic dimension of the psychedelic experience as profoundly meaningful. Huxley argues that the aesthetic experience gives direct attention to the nonhuman otherness of the universe that is hard to describe in words, but can be felt and sensed. Similarly, philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari have investigated psychedelics as a perceptual, aesthetic, phenomenon. In A Thousand Plateaus they argue: ‘If the experimentation with drugs has left its mark on everyone, even nonusers, it is because it changed the perceptive coordinates of space-time and introduced us to a universe of micro-perceptions (…)’ They argue that psychedelic aesthetics offers an experience at the limits of perception. Maya Deren's films offer such liminal investigation of the perceptual field. 

Patricia Pisters is professor of Film and Media Culture at the department of Media Studies of the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. As a film-philosopher her work investigates the idea of the brain as the screen in relation to neuroscience, psychiatry and psychedelics; another field of research investigates media ecologies, eco-critical media and elemental media. She is the author of The Neuro-Image: A Deleuzian Film-Philosophy for Digital Screen Culture and of New Blood: Women Directors and Contemporary Horror Cinema. 

Roxane Métayer is a musician and sound artist, born in France in 1992 and residing in Brussels. The creation of soundtracks are a starting point for her work with films. She creates them from collages composed of nature field recordings on one hand and sounds produced herself by using various string and wind instruments, and her own voice. She has released several albums with the labels Vlek, Kraak, Morc, and Primordial Void. Roxane plays regularly in Brussels, notably at the Ateliers Claus, the Beursschouwburg and the Meakusma festival. 

 

21:00 | Grote zaal | The Devotional Music of Occitanie | Concert | Jericho

From the devotional musical repertoires of Occitanie in south of France, the music of Jericho is constituted as a popular oratorio in which body and voice are set in motion. The raw sound is perceived as a prerequisite, from which we imagine the paths that lead to the meeting of song with rhythmic melodic motifs, offering the listener an immersive space. For the troubadours, nothingness was the expression of love's great jeopardy; absence, suspension above a poetic void, the loss of matter and meaning. Only amorous passion can temporarily repel it. But so as to not succumb, you must give form to this madness, listen to the cold and the wind, taste the luminous rays and the birdsong. Giving it shape is to create: 'obrar'. Through texts from Marcelle Delpastre, Jan dau Melhau, Guillaume IX

d'Aquitaine and traditional folk themes, Jericho follow love's pathways, from darkness to dazzling illumination.

Jericho is composed of:
Clément Gauthier | vocals, chabrette, string tambourine Jacques Puech | vocals, cabrette
Antoine Cognet | banjo
Yann Gourdon | hurdy-gurdy, feet

22:15 | Grote Zaal | Spirit Club | Dance performance and party | Lilach Pnina Livne

The party becomes a place to practice ourselves, our invisible spirit and how it can be more visible without the fear of losing oneself while meeting the other. We will try to escape our images or literally run away from them so our abstract self can have more space out of us. We will practice how to see and to be seen. We will make a circle party till we reach the infinite and hopefully will become part of the Spirit Club. This party is just an excuse to see more clearly how each of us is meeting the world, within us, and out there.

Lilach Pnina Linve is an artist researching the relations between choreography, philosophy, religion, healing, new technology and community. She believes in the potential of the arts to create new forms of life. She is the founder and Director of "De Spirit" - School for New Directions & Relations in Performing Arts, Choreography and Dance, director of The Performative Exhibition Gallery in Tel Aviv, and director of the magazine Better FUTURE. She presented her works at the 20th Sydney Biennale, Impulstanz Festival and more, and practiced her "Spirit Dance" method with "Youth at Risk".

Ketelhuis | Equilibrium Experience | Art Installation by Joeri Bonsel, Josef Rebbe, Tom Giles, Henk Gunneman and Vince Vijsma
In this installation by Joeri Bonsel, Henk Gunneman, Tom Giles, Josef Rebbe and Vince Vijsma, wellness, spirituality and technology are coming together in the form of sound and design. Equilibrium Experience is an installation based on tactile sounds by means of a lounger equipped with strategically positioned transducers. Besides lying comfortably on the lounger, the listener is immersed in audible sounds through a quadraphonic surround system.

For this installation, Josef Rebbe and Joeri Bonsel recorded the Dutch tenor Henk Gunneman, who sang permutations of the Hebrew letters YHWH in different harmonic frequencies in a twelfth-century twelve sided chapel in Germany. By combining a special recording technique with the arrangement of four loudspeakers, the acoustics of this chapel are projected into the Ketelhuis at DNR. The edited chords sung from all 12 directions in the chapel are aligned with the 12 zodiac signs, creating spatial patterns with a mesmerizing effect. In addition to the recordings from the chapel, electronic sounds, recordings of the ocean, sand, vocals (Rugile Daujotaite), cello (Ola Renska), duduk (Benjamin Megevand), gongs and singing bowls are used. Through the tactile transducers, these sounds are also felt in the body, enabling a sensual experience and inviting the participants to enter altered states of consciousness. According to the makers of this installation, vibrations act as a bridge between consciousness and matter. In other words the vibrations allow consciousness to reshape itself inside the human body.

Josef Rebbe studied Composition and Electronic Composition at the University of Music in Cologne, Germany. He worked as a synthesizer player for Karlheinz Stockhausen’s STOP UND START under the direction of the composer. Josef received a scholarship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) to study Sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In Amsterdam Studio STEIM, he then researched resonances of low-frequency vibration in the human body. In 2012 he founded Pyramidion, a center for healing and research in The Hague, where he developes Aquasonic Soundfloating, a new treatment method that provides a vibratory massage while floating in warm salt-water. In 2018 Josef founded Somasono together with Joeri Bonsel, an innovative company specializing in producing harmonizing sounds, and systems that enable these sounds to be felt. The medical application of their sound chair is currently being tested in a clinical study in the Department of Applied Psychology of the Saxion University in Deventer and the Department of Biological Psychology of the Radboud University in Nijmegen.

Joeri Bonsel studied Photography at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, graduating cum laude. In the years that followed, he realised various publications and photo exhibitions at home and abroad. In addition to his broad interest in design and visual arts, music has had a strong influence on his development. He plays alto/baritone saxophone and was part of various ensembles in the early 1990s, including the Apeldoorns Saxophone Quartet of Co de Kloet. In 1998 he became interested in the world of sound from a different angle. He heard the use of Alain Presenter's singing voice with Nepalese singing bowls. Playing with his own collection of singing bowls, he discovered the principle of resonance and the ability of the human voice to reproduce the subtleties of sounds. Since then he has been investigating the use of vocalization and its effect

on body, soul and spirit. In 2002 he started his practice ZE ON inner sound response. As a consultant/coach, he supervised reintegration processes and worked until 2012 as an HR trainer at the Zilver Institute in Haarlem. He also provided awareness trainings with a self-developed technique for the voice. From 2009 he was director of the Luxor Theater in Zutphen for seven years. He successfully guided the movie theater with 60 enthusiastic volunteers through the 'cultural' crisis years and gave it a new artistic impulse. This theater now offers beautiful highlights, and is recognised as an essential amenity for the city and is firmly anchored in society.

Henk Gunneman studied singing and piano at the Conservatorium in Groningen. After receiving his UM degree in 1989, he continued his education in England with the early music specialist Nigel Rogers, and after that period at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in Aldeburgh. Henk Gunneman has a wide repertoire and is much in demand as a soloist for oratorio concerts in The Netherlands - from early music to contemporary music and from time to time in opera performances. He has worked with several conductors such as Erik van Nevel and Jos van Veldhoven and with orchestras such as Het Gelders Orkest, Il Concerto Barocco and Florilegium Musicum. He sings and tours regularly with professional choirs, like the Amsterdam Baroque Choir, the Nederlands Kamerkoor in Amsterdam, Cappella Amsterdam, Groot Omroepkoor in Hilversum and the ensemble "Men's Voices". He also works as director with chamber choirs and a chamber orchestra.

Tom Giles was born in Brighton (UK). As a teenager he started making hip hop music and continued doing so by writing, singing, producing and mixing songs for the Dutch indie-hip hop band Kern Koppen. Tom studied audio engineering at the School of Audio Engineering in Amsterdam and has been working as an audio engineer for bands and theater companies. During the lockdowns he picked up his love for building things by designing furniture and woodworking. Tom felt specifically drawn to this project because of its potential to open the listener up for a deeply emotional and spiritual experience. A purpose he felt was lacking in most musical performances as of late. That’s why he is helping Henk, Joeri, Josef and Vince with building the lounger and installing the quadraphonic sound system.

Vince Vijsma studied at the Design Academy, Eindhoven. He works in a broad field of design: graphic, product, interior, architectural, public space, animation/film and free work. In addition to his studio work, he is teaching Industrial Design at the Technical University in Delft; in the past he was a design teacher at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Artez, Arnhem and other places. His recent work is mainly about well-being, working with therapists, and sustainability, having the “Bemoeial” approach: giving (un)requested advise to whoever he thinks has interesting projects. In this project he co-worked on the spatial design of the installation and the design and production of the sound objects.