There is an important update regarding Galya Bisengalieva’s performance at 14.00 and Félicia Atkinson & Ben Rivers’ performance at 15.30, both on Saturday at the Koninklijke Schouwburg. To avoid people missing out on these concerts, we have added a free registration, ensuring that you can claim your seat in advance. Registrations are required for entry, so if you are planning to catch either or both of these performances, be sure to book your spot. These reservations are only valid in combination with a festival ticket.
Galya Bisengalieva is an award-winning Kazakh/British violinist and composer who uses her intimate bond with her instrument as wellspring to create highly moving, impressionistic compositions. Her latest album ‘Aralkum’ highlights the Aral Sea, a closed endorheic lake on the Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan borderlands that tragically evaporated in the 2010s. Charting the gradual destruction of the Aral sea in Central Asia, one of the world’s worst environmental disasters, her gorgeous but often unsettling compositions are brought to life with panoramic strings, contemplative drones and electronics. After her stunning recorded performance for the online edition in May, she’ll join us in The Hague with a full ensemble and visuals.
Félicia Atkinson & Ben Rivers
French sound artist and composer Félicia Atkinson and British filmmaker Ben Rivers will present a unique audiovisual performance, following their work at the online edition in May. Atkinson will perform her score to Rivers’ film live alongside the visuals. Atkinson is the latest in a long line of artists to tackle deep listening practices. Her music explores the tension and tranquility between whisper-quiet sounds and searing noise, as she overlays her own words, field recordings, acoustic instruments and subtle electronics. A celebrated artist who has exhibited his work globally, Rivers has a special knack for storytelling within even the most simplistic moving images, without having to rely on the use of verbal context.
With just 3 days until we kickstart the Rewire 2021 - offline edition, weekend tickets are nearly sold out and day tickets are selling fast too. To avoid missing out, get yours here: https://www.rewirefestival.nl/tickets