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Join us at the Rewire 2022 Prelude

07 Apr 2022

Today, Rewire 2022 gets up and running with our prelude event. Featuring a number of activities, including a free admission concert at Amare, get your first taste of the festival this evening.

Rewire 2022 Prelude: The Garden of Ryoan-gi
19:30 - 22:30

At 19.30 at Amare, the Royal Conservatoire presents a special prelude concert with free admittance in the Ensemble Hall of the Royal Conservatoire in Amare. The programme, labeled ‘The Garden of Ryoan-gi’, offers a retrospective of the nearly complete piano (keyboard) oeuvre of the late composer Louis Andriessen. Besides key works such as Trepidus and Image de Moreau, other relatively unknown works by Andriessen will be performed by piano students of the Royal Conservatoire. A unique addition to the programme is a performance of the staggering composition De Staat for two pianos by Gerard Bouwhuis and Ellen Corver. No official release of this version, created by alumni Gerard Bouwhuis and Cees Zeeland — that has been explicitly approved by the master himself — exists to this date.

Keynote: Luis Manuel Garcia Mispireta
19:00 - 19:45
Watch here from 19.00

Luis Manuel Garcia-Mispireta is a Lecturer in Ethnomusicology and Popular Music Studies at the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on urban electronic dance music scenes, with a particular focus on affect, intimacy, stranger-sociability, embodiment, sexuality, creative industries and musical migration. He is currently conducting research on “techno tourism” and other forms of musical mobility in Berlin. For this Keynote on the opening night of the festival he will share an online keynote lecture on his notion of ‘Stranger Intimacy’ and will offer an introduction to affect theory and its relationship to sound and music.

In conversation with Stine Janvin & Ula Sickle
19:45 - 20:30

Watch here from 19.45:

Artists Stine Janvin & Ula Sickle will follow with a discussion on connectivity, memory, touch and other senses that filter into their installation Echoic Choir, which they present during Rewire 2022. With Echoic Choir they evoke the ritual of coming together on a dance floor around music in the late hours of the night. While gathering in a nightclub has been almost impossible over the past years due to the new reality brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, Echoic Choir takes on the challenge of using 'physical distancing' rules as artistic parameters.

A Symphony of Noise: Matthew Herbert's Revolution
19:00 - 20:45
Filmhuis Den Haag
Please note: this film requires a separate ticket, that can be purchased here.

A Symphony of Noise takes the viewer on a journey with Matthew Herbert, the revolutionary British musician and composer. Into the mind of the artist known for his political pieces, combining music derived from real life sounds with politically sensitive issues. Herbert’s premise is that music has undergone a revolution. Instead of making music with instruments, we can now use anything that makes a sound. The film captures creativity at its core. After watching A Symphony of Noise we will listen to music, but also to the world, in a way we have never done before.
Enrique Sánchez Lansch, 2021, Germany, 101 min