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Rewire 2023 programme complete and timetable online

12 Mar 2023

With less than four weeks to go, Rewire 2023 is approaching fast! Today we are revealing the complete programme, including the film programme, 16 newly added concerts, 4 new additions to Proximity Music: Visceral Acts, a commissioned installation by Das Leben am Haverkamp & Rewire, soundwalks, workshops, and the festival timetable.

Newly confirmed artists for the music programme are: Coby Sey, returning to Rewire with a five piece band performing music of new album Conduit; Dawuna making his live debut outside of the US; Binkbeats presenting OHM. Also confirmed are: Dreamcrusher, Church Andrews & Matt Davies, Goldblum, Hiro Kone, Horse Lords, Liew Niyomkarn, Mathilde Nobel, M I M I, Morita Vargas, Paul Purgas, Soft Break, The Social Lover, and Zebra Katz. Sadly, Rachika Nayar, and EXPAT (Mykki Blanco & Samuel Acevedo) are no longer able to perform at this festival edition of Rewire. We aim to reschedule these shows on a later date.  

Tickets for Rewire 2023 are selling faster than ever before, with a record amount of 3-Day Passes nearly gone, secure your tickets here:

The film programme, presented at Filmhuis Den Haag, functions as a visual counterpart to the music programme. Rewire’s 2023 film lineup embodies the key themes of this year's context programme Inter/relations, cinematically exploring and embodying questions surrounding the Instrumental Ecologies and Times and Territories throughlines of the programme. The full film lineup includes a focus on the work by sound composer and artist Trevor Mathison, who’s part of the Black Audio Film Collective – including Handsworth Songs (1986), Twilight City (1989), Who Needs A Heart (1991), and The Last Angel of History (1996) – alongside When There Is No More Music To Write, and other Roman Stories (2022) by Eric Baudelaire, Against Time (2021–2022) by Ben Russell, Last Things (2023) by Deborah Stratman, Anyox (2022) by Jessica Johnson & Ryan Ermacora, Atlantic Ragagar (2022) by Gilles Aubry and O Gemer (2021) by Xabier Erkizia

For its 2023 edition, Rewire presents a new soundwalk by sound artist Margherita Brillada entitled Beyond forgotten sounds. This soundwalk invites participants to experience the city of the Hague through a new perspective, carefully considering sounds both present and absent, asking how natural and manufactured elements influence our audible experience of the city through a conscious and collective listening experience. The soundwalk starts from Amare’s Spuiplein entrance and is approximately 40 minutes in duration. See further info here.

In addition to the music and film programmes, Rewire is also hosting a series of workshops, including the open ages Waveformer workshop and performance by Musikarbeiter at Centrale Bibliotheek. Inspired by the philosophy of innovators and pioneers of electronic music Kraftwerk, this workshop invites participants of all ages to become a Musikarbeiter (music worker). The workshop is freely accessible in Bibliotheek Den Haag on Saturday 8 April from 11:00 to 16:00. At 13:00 and 15:00, the Eichler Brothers will also perform live using the Waveformer machines to create a dynamic audio visual show. The workshop is suitable for children 7 years and older and has no set duration (continuously available during open hours). See further info here.

Workshop: Sounding the Serge by Thomas Ankersmit
Curious about modular synthesis and analog electronic instruments? Within the context programme’s theme of Instrumental Ecologies, the Berlin-based musician Thomas Ankersmit will give a workshop on the distinctive features of the Serge Synthesiser on Friday afternoon at The Grey Space in the Middle. Register for the workshop here.

Rewire x Carhartt WIP instore 
On Saturday 8 April, Rewire and Carhartt WIP will team up for an in-store event in The Hague-based record store 3345. The line-up will be announced prior to the festival.

Timetable & Festival app
We’re thrilled to reveal the timetable for Rewire 2023. Find out when each artist is performing and start prepping your festival routes at Timetable.

Please note that listed times may be subject to change. For the latest updates, keep an eye on our website. Printed timetables, as well as the programme guide, will be provided at the Festival Ticket & Info Desk.

For the second time, Rewire has teamed up with Timesquare to present an interactive festival app for Rewire 2023. The app allows its users to explore the timetable and programme, and plan their own festival routes by saving favourite artists, with the option to receive a reminder when these performances are due to take place. 

Complete Rewire 2023 programme per day:

Thursday 6 April

Rewire 2023 opening programme:

Rewire Reflections – Writing about Listening – Conversation
CASS concert – Performances and installations by students from Composition, ArtScience & Sonology at the University of the Arts The Hague – Music
Inter/relations – with Heloisa Amaral, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Carla Maier, and Mark Peter Wright – Conversation
The Soundscape Speaks – by Hildegard Westerkamp (audio contribution) – Listening session 
Sonus and Sonic Entanglements – with meLê yamomo – Conversation 
Visceral Acts (of environmental listening)  – with Vivian Caccuri, Matteo Marangoni, Vica Pacheco, and Naomi Rincón Gallardo – Conversation
TIMEZONES: Staying Creative Between Beauty and Chaos in Rio de Janeiro – with Vivian Caccuri and Hannes Liechti – Listening session 
TIMEZONES: Ears on/of Makiling – with Hannes Liechti and meLê yamomo – Listening session 
Radio WORM x Rewire – Interviews, reports, and live streaming at The Grey Space in The Middle

Friday 7 April

Aura Satz, Rhodri Davies & Julia Eckhardt
‘Occam Delta XX’ - world premiere
Binkbeats ‘OHM’
Bitter Babe b2b Manuka Honey
Coby Sey
CS + Kreme
Dylan Henner
Ellen Arkbro & Johan Graden
Ellen Fullman & The Living Earth Show
‘Elemental View’
Fever Ray
Lucy Gooch
Lucy Liyou
Maoupa Mazzocchetti with Luna Maria Cedrón & Samir Aouad
‘The Heels of Joy’ - world premiere
Martha Skye Murphy
Mathilde Nobel
Matthew Herbert & Julian Sartorius
- world premiere
Oscar Peters ‘Echos’ - world premiere
Peter Zummo & KAKUHAN - world premiere
Rainy Miller
Safety Trance
Zoë Mc Pherson & Alessandra Leone
‘Pitch Blender’

Tuning In – by Liew Niyomkarn – Listening session 
Poetics of Listening – with Brandon LaBelle – Listening session
Instrumental Ecologies – with Mark Peter Wright, Matthew Biederman & Pierce Warnecke, Carla Maier, and Liew Niyomkarn – Conversation
TIMEZONES  – Listening station at Page Not Found
Sounding with the Serge Modular – workshop by Thomas Ankersmit
Radio WORM x Rewire – Interviews, reports, and live streaming at The Grey Space in The Middle


Handsworth Songs (Black Audio Film Collective)
When There Is No More Music to Write, and Other Roman Stories (Eric Baudelaire)
Anyox (Jessica Johnson & Ryan Ermacora)


Saturday 8 April


33 (Billy Bultheel & Alexander Iezzi)
Aleksandra Słyz
‘A Vibrant Touch’
Alto Arc - world premiere
Amnesia Scanner & Freeka Tet ‘’
Authentically Plastic
Dale Cornish
Daniel Blumberg
Deena Abdelwahed - world premiere
Elvin Brandhi
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Hatis Noit
(live A/V) - world premiere
Hiro Kone
Horse Lords
Infinity Knives & Brian Ennals
Julia Reidy
Liew Niyomkarn
Lucinda Chua
Morita Vargas
Nadah El Shazly & Elvin Brandhi
Nwando Ebizie
‘The Swan’
Oscar Peters ‘Echos’ - world premiere
Paul Purgas
‘Tape Music’
Rewire x Carhartt WIP instore 
Slikback x Weirdcore
Soft Break
The Dwarfs of East Agouza
The Paper Ensemble & Ale Hop
‘#17’ - world premiere
The Social Lover
Thomas Ankersmit
TLF Trio



Veering Voices – with Lucy Liyou, Hatis Noit, and Pamela Z – Conversation 
Poetics of Listening – with Brandon LaBelle – Listening session
Elements of Sounding – with Ellen Fullman and Pak Yan Lau – Conversation
Times and Territories – with Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Afrorack, Joe Rainey, Maria Chavez, meLê yamomo, Nadah El Shazly, Paul Purgas, and Stas Sharifullin (remote) – Conversation
Expanding Turntablism – with Maria Chávez, Mariam Rezaei, Victoria Shen – Conversation 
TIMEZONES  – Listening station at Page Not Found
Radio WORM x Rewire – Interviews, reports and live streaming at The Grey Space in The Middle


Twilight City (Black Audio Film Collective)
Who Needs A Heart (Black Audio Film Collective)
Atlantic Ragagar (Gilles Aubry)
Last Things (Deborah Stratman)

Beyond forgotten sounds by Margherita Brillada

by Musikarbeiter 


Sunday 9 April


Ana Roxanne
Church Andrews & Matt Davies
Ghosted (Oren Ambarchi / Johan Berthling / Andreas Werliin)
Grand River
‘All Above’
Joe Rainey & String Quartet
Leslee Smucker
‘Worlds Within’ - world premiere
M. Takara & Carla Boregas
Maria Chavez + Mariam Rezaei + Victoria Shen
- world premiere
No Plexus - world premiere
Okkyung Lee's Yeo-Neun Quartet
Pak Yan Lau
Pamela Z ‘A Secret Code’
Patrick Belaga, Asma Maroof & Tapiwa Svosve ‘The Sport of Love’
Pavel Milyakov & Perila - world premiere
Pierce Warnecke & Matthew Biederman ‘Spillover’
Soundwalk Collective & Patti Smith ‘Correspondences’ - world premiere
Steve Gunn & David Moore
Tatiana Koleva & Zhivko Vasilev
‘WOOD - SKIN - AIR’ - world premiere
Tim Hecker & Vincent de Belleval
- world premiere
upsammy & Jonathan Castro ‘Germ in a Population of Buildings’ - world premiere
Waclaw Zimpel & Ben Kreukniet - world premiere
Zoh Amba with Johan Berthling & Frank Rosaly


Musicking Resistance – with Giada Dalla Bontà, Andrius Arutiunian and Deena Abdelwahed
Sampling Stories  – with Hannes Liechti, ABADIR, and M I M I – Conversation
A conversation with Patti Smith & Soundwalk Collective 
Ritual Time
– with Nwando Ebizie – Listening session
TIMEZONES – Listening station at Page Not Found
Radio WORM x Rewire – Interviews, reports, and live streaming at The Grey Space in The Middle


The Last Angel of History (Black Audio Film Collective)
O Gemer (Xabier Erkizia)

Beyond forgotten sounds by Margherita Brillada

All days (7–9 April)

Proximity Music: Visceral Acts

Alexis Bellavance ‘The Raft’
Aernoudt Jacobs ‘Glass Vibration Gaze’
Amos Peled ‘Phantom Limb’ - world premiere
Diane Mahín ‘GUT’
Dominik 't Jolle & Maria Komarova ‘Tinnere. Behind the Tune’
Frederique Pisuisse ‘I’m Just Lying There
Jeroen Alexander Meijer ‘Ouroboros’
Karel van Laere ‘Reach’
Matteo Marangoni & Dieter Vandoren ‘Komorebi’
Naama Tsabar ‘Untitled (Without) variation 1 & Ruptures (Opus 1)’
Naomi Rincon Gallardo ‘Sonnet of Vermin & The Vermin’s Radio’
Vica Pacheco ‘Mitote & Ollin’ - world premiere
Vivian Caccuri & Thiago Lanis ‘Fantasma Boca (Mouth Ghost)’ - world premiere