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Grand River

All Above live

As Grand River, Berlin-based Dutch-Italian composer and sound designer Aimée Portioli creates experimental electronic music with rich emotional colours. Her work, influenced by minimalist composers and ambient music, is atmospheric yet rhythmically complex, incorporating a wide range of contemporary compositional and production techniques. On her third album All Above (2023), to be released in February on Editions Mego, Portioli seeks out what guiding forces might be driving, enticing, and affecting us. The album is rooted in her deeply personal philosophy as an artist, blurring the boundaries between electronic and acoustic and sculpting from familiar ambient forms personal themes that are painted with rich emotional colours. Written painstakingly over the last two years, All Above is the most ambitious and divergent set of music Portioli has assembled so far, with a wide variety of instrumentation – including voices, strings, organs, guitars, and synthesisers – focused around the piano. During Rewire 2023, Grand River presents the intricate instrumentation of her new album as a brand new live show, with light design by Marco Ciceri and Andert Tysma on the acoustic piano.

Sun 9 Apr
Amare - Conservatoriumzaal