The first analogue synthesizer was invented as early as the 1960s, but these instruments still remain a source of wonder and discovery for contemporary composers and musicians. This is why, until recently, the Modulation collective organized a monthly evening with performances on analogue synths in Kytopia. Especially for Gaudeamus, they are now bringing their programme to the Centraal Museum.
The Modulation meets Gaudeamus programme starts in the Nicolaikerk (a church next to Centraal Museum) with Bellows by Canadian sound artist Stefan Maier (nominated for the Gaudeamus Award 2019) and Danish artist Ragnhild May, performed by Catchpenny Ensemble. With loudspeakers and large subwoofers scattered throughout the church, they cause even its most concealed nooks and crannies to acoustically distort and mould their composition. A microtonal and spatial experiment which will open your ears.
At Centraal Museum Café, the Modulation evening continues with the Dutch cellist/sound artist Maarten Vos, Cologne-based musician HHNOI with visual artist/fellow musician Rachel Palmer and modular downtempo German artist Panic Girl.
NB: You can also visit this concert with a ticket for Centraal Laat: Gaudeamus x Duran Lantik.
Stefan Maier w/ Ragnhild May & Catchpenny Ensemble - Bellows
HHNOI w/ Rachel Palmer
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