Sonosphere #3: Suspension Blues (AV)

Concert - Mon 13 December 2021
WORM Rotterdam
WORM Central Station
Doors → 20:00
Start → 20:30
End → 23:00

Jelle Roozenburg presents a solo performance on modular synth and bowed glass objects, an interwoven electroacoustic experience where electronic sounds and acoustic objects merge in pensive improvisation. On the trace of a very dark, ambient sonologic experience.

Jelle is a Rotterdam based Composer and musician. He’s an electric guitar player at The New Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra, Bonsai Panda, Lucy Woodward, Alexander van Popta Quartet. He actively composes music for the much acclaimed Bonsai Panda and orchestral pieces for ensembles such as Domestica. Currently he is working on spectral music for winds, tape and live electronics as well as producing a full electronic music album.

Suspension Blues is an audio-visual work for a sensory-enhanced environment. Strobing pulsations of light and color arranged in a phasing arc, combined with shimmering hi frequency drones and glissandi make up the structural foundations. Through the infinite duration of saturated sound+color, participants are offered a gateway into the trance of the “blue’d-strobo-sphere”.

Kaori Suzuki is a Tokyo-born music maker/composer currently living in Oakland, CA. She seeks heightened listening-and-being states in her sound visions, and uses high-droning modified acoustic instruments, electroacoustic sound technologies, intensely high register electronics, tape, and other elements necessary to spin her auditory transmissions. Her current projects include solo compositions and computer music for vhf-combination tones; on-going collaborative light-sound happenings with partner, John Krausbauer; drumming in the Oakland-based minimalist psych-punk group, Night Collectors; and playing amplified cello and guitar in the Ecstatic Music Band. Suzuki has published her recordings on independent labels in Germany and the U.S., and has forthcoming releases on Moving Furniture Records (NL) and Erototox Decodings (US). She is currently on faculty in the music department at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, where she teaches the techniques and literature of electronic music.

John Krausbauer is a composer/multi-instrumentalist/improviser based in Oakland, CA and co-founder of the Los Angeles publishing label, Besom Presse.

A long time purveyor of the ur-drone and trance-psychedelia, his work involves audio transmissions for TOTAL/immersive sensory experience. Transcendence through repetition, duration, alternate tunings, maximum volumes, and (often) stroboscopic lighting. In recent years he has returned to improvisational playing and sought out particular collaborations to further explore his interest in improvisatory music making.

He has performed and presented his music in North America, Europe, and Asia, in a multitude of settings – from basements, sidewalks, and rock clubs to colleges, churches, and art museums.