Studio LOOS in TodaysArt 2019 – Friday September 20 – 8 concerts

20:00 – 20:15  Abel Fazekas (HU) – performance “mindig csak a pampogás”

20:15 – 20:30  quartet Shanti Suki Osman (UK), Sol Éy (IS), Leonie Roessler (DE), Peter van Bergen (NL)  – Karlheinz Stockhausen’s “Intuitive Music”

20:30 – 20:45 Giuliano Anzani (IT), Chris Loupis (GR), Kyriakos Charalampides (GR) – “Chinese Whispers”

20:45 – 21:00 Huib Emmer (NL) – Noise Quartet

21:30 – 21:45 Sol Éy (IS) – “Intimacy”

21:45 – 22:00 Johan van Kreij (NL) – “Instability e”

22:00 – 22:15 Anna Chocholi (GR), Kyriakos Charalampides – Symptosis

22:15 – 22:30 Peter van Bergen (NL) – Feedback Keys

20:00 – 20:15  Abel Fazekas (HU) – performance “mindig csak a pampogás”

Abel Fazekas is a human being, engaged in a variety of fields, currently focusing on artistic practices outside formal arts, extended durational performances, endurance arts, radical activism and lifestyle politics. Born in 1996 in Budapest, Hungary, he attended as a primary school the Bálint Márton Általános és Középiskola, and as secondary, the Illyés Gyula Gimnázium, later switching to the classical clarinet department of the Béla Bartók Conservatory. He took absolutely no early interest in arts and culture, but could enlist the first 12 factorials at the age of 7. His first artistic works were short movies around the age of 15, quickly moving into the direction of music, learning as an autodidact several instrument including the clarinet, music, programming, piano, prepared guitar, saxophone, flute and a small portable DIY-prepared tape recorder he found on the street one day. Furthermore he attended private lessons for both composition and clarinet with Ákos Nagy, Samu Gryllus and András Horn. His focus within music moved rapidly, touching on rock, post-punk, classical music, modern classical music, free improvisation, drone, and conceptual music, respectively. Currently he is attending a mixed curriculum between the composition department of the Royal Conservatory of the Hague, the department of ArtScience in the Royal Academy of Arts of The Hague and the departments of Political Science and International Relations of the Leiden University. 

20:15 – 20:30  quartet Shanti Suki Osman (UK), Sol Éy (IS), Leonie Roessler (DE), Peter van Bergen (NL)  – Karlheinz Stockhausen’s “Intuitive Music”

Karlheinz Stockhausen wrote his text compositions “Intuitive Musik” in 1968, in an attempt to create a form of collective improvisation that reaches beyond learned musical styles. These short descriptive works intend to bypass the composer himself in the creation of the music. The pieces seek to establish a deeper channel between the interpreter and what one may call the inner workings of the universe, with the intention of freeing the musicians of elements and clichés of their normal practice. Peter van Bergen (saxophone), Shanti Suki Osman (voice), Sól Ey (cello), and Leonie Roessler (guitar), will form a quartet to play Intuitive Music for this year’s edition of Todays Art, appealing to its theme of CONSCIOUSNESS.

20:30 – 20:45 Giuliano Anzani (IT), Chris Loupis (GR), Kyriakos Charalampides (GR) – “Chinese Whispers”

Chinese whispers is a cybernetic system, a composition performed by the audience. The members of the audience are invited to connect to a digital network through any network-enabled device. Each participant will have 90 seconds to explore a two-dimensional map. Every gesture will alternate a set of 32 physical switches that create a connection map between 32 voltage-controlled devices. From digital to analogue and from hand gestures to micro-voltages a musical structure emerges.

Giuliano Anzani is a sound designer and composer from Italy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Music and New Technology at the “G. Verdi” Conservatoire in Como and a master’s degree in Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. He has been involved in different projects as a sound designer, sound technician, audio programmer and performer. Currently he is a research associate at the Institute of Sonology

Kyriakos Charalampides is a sound engineer and composer based in the Hague. His interest moves around environmentally emerged aesthetics and technology. He has been involved as a post-production engineer in several music and film productions. During the last years, he is occupied with applications of Rhythmanalysis in sonification. He holds a BSc in sound engineering and music technology and a MMus from the Institute of Sonology in which he is currently a research associate.

Chris Loupis is a sound artist, improviser and synthesist, based in The Hague. He currently is a research associate at the Institute of Sonology, focusing on the non-linear dynamics of analogue feedback systems.

20:45 – 21:00 Huib Emmer (NL) – Noise Quartet

Noise Quartet – 4 imaginary spaces where, in each space, a different setup of noises/soundscapes and pulses is found. Each space has its own washed out raggedly colour while the walls between the spaces are cheap see-through Perspex.

Huib Emmer is a composer, he wrote instrumental music – played in Hoketus and Loos – and has been working with electronic music since the 1990s.

21:30 – 21:45 Sol Éy (IS) – “Intimacy”

Intimacy explored through physical expression of sound using gestural controllers.

Sól Ey is an Icelandic sound artist, instrument developer, and performer based in The Hague. Captivated by intimacy, her performance draws the audience into an embodiment of sound manipulated by movements.

With sound as her primary material, Sól Ey explores movements and space as a means to evoke and sculpt imaginary tactile objects. Her artistic practice is a search for a cognitive dialogue between humans, space, and technology. To realize this, she makes gestural controllers to generate and shape sound. Thus, technology becomes an extension of her body. 

21:45 – 22:00 Johan van Kreij (NL) – “Instability e”

A network of various chaotic and unstable processes that interact upon each other.

Johan van Kreij (jvkr) is an improvising musician, composer and instrument builder. The instruments of his design combine hardware and software in such a way that the unknown and unforeseen become main characteristics. His performances therefor represent discoveries, explorations and accidents—equally for audience and performer.

Johan studied music at the Institute of Sonology from 1994 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, graduating in 1998. Frequently he performs his music, both as a soloist and with other musicians.

Starting in 1998 van Kreij has participated in a long running and intensive collaboration with choreographer Ted Stoffer. This resulted in music composed to a great number of dance choreographies that were performed throughout Europe and the United States. And for more than a decade he has been active within the field of music theatre trough cooperations with Dick Raaijmakers and Paul Koek. Currently he is cooperating with Peter van Bergen (LOOS), doing a research into instability and performance software systems. 

22:00 – 22:15 Anna Chocholi (GR), Kyriakos Charalampides – Symptosis

Symptosis is an audiovisual cave performance inspired by the notion of coincidences as a fundamental source of creation. The audio-visual result invites the audience to experience complex structures emerging through micro-time scales and movements.

Anna Hoholi is a video producer and media artist from Greece. Her interests are focused on emerging spaces, virtual and augmented media, contemporary video and emotion science. She has been involved in a variety of multimedia productions as video editor and multimedia engineer. She holds a BFA in fine arts from Aristotle University and currently she is a MSc student in media technology, Leiden University.

Kyriakos Charalampides is a sound engineer and composer based in the Hague. His interest moves around environmentally emerged aesthetics and technology. He has been involved as a post-production engineer in several music and film productions. During the last years, he is occupied with applications of Rhythmanalysis in sonification. He holds a BSc in sound engineering and music technology and a MMus from the Institute of Sonology in which he is currently a research associate. 

22:15 – 22:30 Peter van Bergen (NL) – Feedback Keys