Residency of composer performer Huib Emmer (NL) – The Cubist Life

The Cubist Life

The Cubist Life is a composition for live electronics inspired by drawings by the German artist George Grosz.

In the twenties Grosz drew from a cubistic perspective; simultaneous projection of citizens, children, pimps, whores, soldiers, businessmen, addicts, streets, houses, squares, department stores.

No foreground, no background, all captured in one kind of prism.

There is a similar projection of sounds in the music; they move independently in their own tempo through time and every so often  a regular pulse touches them, which steers them in a different direction.

The first performance of The Cubist Life will take place during Wonderwerp #66 on Thursday November 26th, 2015

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