On the eve of this year’s festival, Rewire, the Konrad Boehmer Foundation and the Royal Conservatoire present a special prelude concert at the conservatory’s Arnold Schönbergzaal on 28 March 2019.
An extension of the Konrad Boehmer Foundation’s Visiting Professorship at the Royal Conservatoire, which invites important composers and thinkers in the field of electroacoustic and modern music, the prelude at Rewire 2019 sees French-Argentinian composer Daniel Teruggi and American electronic music composer Nic Collins perform works of classical and contemporary music on a spatially-distributed loudspeaker installation, followed by an improvisational performance on trumpet, electronics and piano by Collins and Gabriel Paiuk. The concert starts at 7:30 PM; admission is free.
Born in New York City, Nic Collins has been composing and performing since the early 1970s. As artistic co-director at Stichting STEIM and resident composer at Berlin’s DAAD, he developed a distinct practice that utilizes self-made electronics and traditional acoustic instruments. Collins has been a pioneer in the use of microcomputers in live performance, and makes extensive use of radio, found sound material, and transformed musical instruments.
As director of the FrenchIna-GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales)Daniel Teruggi has focussed his creative output on the creation, research and development of new tools applied to electro-acoustic composition. Having received his PhD in Art and Technology at the Paris VIII University, he currently teaches at the Paris I Sorbonne University and directs a seminar on new technology at the Paris IV University.
Gabriel Paiuk is a composer and sound artist whose work explores the way listening is entwined with material conditions, protocols and notions of sound mediation. His work takes the form of sound installations, compositions for instruments & electronics and collaborations with other disciplines. Being part of the faculty staff at The Hague’s Institute of Sonology and a PhD candidate at Leiden University, Paiuk’s theoretical work has lead to notable lectures, paper presentations and workshops.
Prelude Rewire 2019
Thursday, 28 March
Arnold Schönbergzaal, The Hague
Doors at 19:30