Ether Snuiven November ’17
A live radio programme, broadcast and performed from the heart of The Avantgardistic State.
Presentatie: Henk Bakker
Een nieuwe aflevering van Ether Snuiven, een live- magazine dat performances en presentaties brengt van kunstenaars die de ether als hun discipline, hun canvas gebruiken. Alle optredens worden voorafgegaan door korte interviews en de avond als geheel wordt opgenomen voor de Concertzender en bij het programma Dr Klangendum (dinsdag middernacht) uitgezonden. Deze keer; (in t kort) een live-Hoorspel/performance door Toon Fibbe, radiofonieke performance door Sjoerd Leijten en Olle Kruijt en een concert/field recording project door Chris Galarreta.
Sjoerd Leijten en Olle Kruijt met; Beacon
Toon Fibbe met; Platform Heels
Chris Galarreta met; Electromagnetic Detritus
Chris Galarreta is a transdisciplinary autodidact, audiovisual creator, composer and performer of contemporary music. And founder of DiosMeHaViolado, Evamuss and Tica, three of the most active experimental music bands in the Peruvian scene between 1995 and 2010. He has released more than 100 solo releases, collaborations and compilations on labels and netlabels around the world.
Galarreta produces intriguing abysses of sound and silence using out-of-order electrical appliances, homemade sound instruments, controlled induction of error in software, programming generative tools and transducing imperceptible physical phenomena for humans to an audible dimension. Piece commissioned by Documenta14 (Kassel – Athens 2017)
Sjoerd Leijten and Olle Kruijt
The aether is full of radiomagnetic waves. Wifi, mobile telephony and radio stations and also the electromagnetic waves of distant comets float through the air. ‘Beacon’ is an installation performance in which the aether is scanned for all kinds of signals. The found signals are channelled into an ongoing cosmic composition. The beacon consists of three compartments with speakers, raspberries, software defined radios and antennae. Software is developed in telecommunication environment GNURadio and audio programming language SuperCollider. A controller has been made from melted plastic to control parameters like the tuning frequency, the band width and the demodulation type. In the top of the beacon there is an AM transmitter, which enables the beacon to receive radio waves, manipulate them and then send the distorted waves back into the aether.
‘Beacon‘ is a project by Sjoerd Leijten and Olle Kruijt, who collaborated earlier on the audiovisual bicycle project Volle Band and scooter radio play Dus Niet Brommen.
Expect a performance investigating the connection between height, speed, capital and the human body. It looks specifically at curious moment in the 1990s where traders at Chicago Board of Trade stock started to wear platform heels to elevate themselves above other traders so they could to trade faster.
The driving force in the working practice of Toon Fibbe lies in the thinking up, writing, acting and enacting out of characters. Toon Fibbe studied at the Rietveld Academy and the Piet Zwart Institute. He has participated in residency programmes such as Deltaworkers, New Orleans 2016 and Kunsthuis Syb, Beetsterzwaag 2015.