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presents Telegraph Music

Sunday, 8 April

Known for her inventive soundscapes and eclectic DJ sets, New York-based DJ, producer and electronic artist Antenes also operates a studio-turned-laboratory of self-made sequencers and modular synthesizers built from vintage telephone equipment. She presents the world premiere of Telegraph Music, a Rewire and RE:VIVE commission (in co-production with COMM Museum) that explores the intertwined histories of electronic music and telecommunications by performing with a one-of-a-kind repurposed switchboard modular setup.

Antenes will be joined by Arad, 1/2 of Lakker and the visual mastermind behind the Irish techno duo’s acclaimed Struggle & Emerge and Tundra live a/v shows. Arad will provide visuals for Telegraph Music further exploring how telegraphic messages can be transformed into new forms of artistic expression.

Operating the modified telegraph key and delivering messages to Antenes and Arad will be experienced radio operator and technical engineer Bernard Grijpstra, a graduate of the Hogere Zeeveart School Amsterdam and served several years as a radio operator in the Merchant Marines.

In addition to her live performance, Antenes will also join us for a Musical Material artist talk on Sunday, 8 April.