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Programme update for Rewire 2022

08 Apr 2022

Kode9 joins the line-up, Robert Henke replaces The Caretaker, Yama Warashi replaces Pavel Milyakov & Yana Pavlova, and Aho Ssan replaces Dis Fig

After yesterdays’ prelude night, we’re bringing you a quick update on Rewire’s programme to come. 

Due to the ongoing war in Ukraine, Pavel Milyakov & Yana Pavlova unfortunately aren’t able to travel to and perform at Rewire anymore. We’re sending them strength, alongside our best wishes and support. We hope to welcome them to the festival or our year-round events in the future. London-based Japanese musician and visual artist Yama Warashi and band are now programmed in their slot and will play at Koorenhuis on Friday evening. Inspired by folk dance, free jazz and tribal African music, and heavily saturated in psychedelia, Warashi’s songs are lyrically outlandish and charming, melodically addictive and mythical.

Due to VISA issues, Slikback is not able to physically appear at the festival. Instead, we’re presenting a shorter version of ‘Void’, his collaboration with Weirdcore, as a live streamed A/V show. However, we're pleased to add none other than Kode9 to the late night programme. Known as a prolific producer and versatile deejay, besides being the owner of influential and pioneering label Hyperdub, Kode9 embraces the full potential of underground club music. In his finely curated deejay sets, he effortlessly shifts between dub, grime, drill, footwork, jungle and even more unclassifiable forms of hybrid electronic music.

Dis Fig is no longer joining The Bug ft. Flowdan & Manga St. Hilare on Friday night and won't be able to perform her solo show on Saturday. In her stead, Aho Ssan will perform a live set based around his debut LP Simulacrum. Aho Ssan is the artist name of Paris-based Niamké Désiré. Aho Ssan’s dense, electronic work plays with synthesis and simulation, picking apart notions of reality through entrancing layers of fog, glitch, noise and bass.  

Unfortunately, The Caretaker won’t be able to perform on Sunday and present a talk on Saturday. Instead pioneering German composer, artist and software developer Robert Henke will perform ‘CBM 8032 AV’ on Sunday evening in the Koninklijke Schouwburg. An audiovisual performance with vintage computers, the ‘CBM 8032 AV’ project is an exploration of the beauty of simple graphics and sound, using five Commodore CBM 8032 computers. This work is about the ambivalence between a contemporary aesthetic and the usage of obsolete and limited technology from 42 years ago. 

The Sunday evening performance by Jerusalem in My Heart has been moved to Sunday afternoon to fill The Caretaker’s slot.

For the latest updates check our festival app, website or social media. In the meantime, check the updated timetable to reroute your festival plans.