Tesla’s plasma lamp, extremes in light and sound, telephone frequencies and everyday boxes: unusual sources of inspiration from which the idiosyncratic ensemble Modelo62 and the 4 composers they collaborated with for this evening managed to extract music.
A plasma sphere – a neon lamp in which you see the electric charge jump – formed the starting point for Neon Study #1 ~ripple lights~ by Christina Viola Oorebeek. Maurizio Tedde is fascinated by accidental interferences of radio and telephone frequencies, so that you sometimes pick up fragments of other conversations, music or noise. In her piece Boxes, Cecilia Arditto distorts the sound of instruments and amplifiers with the acoustics of cardboard boxes, styrofoam and metal boxes. Light Again is a piece for ensemble, lamps and microphones by multi-sensory artist Sól Ey.
De Volkskrant called Ensemble Modelo62 a ‘phenomenal ensemble’. The group is renowned for its detailed and energetic performances of the latest experimental music. Since its foundation in 2003, EM62 has premiered hundreds of new works. In recent years, the ensemble has realized multidisciplinary projects in addition to purely musical concerts.
Intercity Sessions is made possible thanks to Fonds Podiumkunsten, Gemeente Den Haag and Gaudeamus.
Christina Viola Oorebeek - Neon Study #1 ~ripple lights~
Maurizio Tedde - Venus Station
Cecilia Arditto - Boxes
Sól Ey - Light Again
Ezequiel Menalled – conductor
Gemma Tripiana Muñoz – flutes
Jorge López García – clarinets
Chloë Abbott – trumpet
Santiago Lascurain – guitar
Reinier van Houdt – piano
Klara van de Ketterij – percussion
Roberto Rutkauskas – violin
Jan Willem Troost – cello
Vasilis Stefanopoulos – upright bass