January 25th – 20h00 PARK by Shila Anaraki based on a composition of Stefan Prins a Zwerm production deSingel – theaterstudio
Think of a body in stand-by, a short-circuited thought, a human brain processing at a frequency of 5 GHz…
In PARK, six computers form a communication network that provides six performers with real- time instructions. PARK confronts the human body with a digital logic. It plays on the border between human presence and absence in technology and embodies a puzzle in which this presence and absence outline each other. With playful precision we investigate strategies for embracing, resisting, adapting, disrupting or short- circuiting these technical surroundings. Who infiltrates what, and what infiltrates whom? PARK inhabits a peculiar network, which sputters, crackles and flickers.
For PARK, Stefan Prins asked Shila Anaraki to create a performance based on his compostion Infiltrationen, for 4 electric guitars and a live-electronics performer. Central to his composition is the notion of technology infiltrating the conditio humana on several levels.
created by SHILA ANARAKI based on a composition of STEFAN PRINS developed in dialogue with ADVA ZAKAI music: STEFAN PRINS, ZWERM realised and performed by: SHILA ANARAKI, STEFAN PRINS & ZWERM (TOON CALLIER, BRUNO NELISSEN, KOBE VAN CAUWENBERGHE, JOHANNES WESTENDORP) scenography & light: SIMON SIEGMANN dramaturgical advice: LARS KWAKKENBOS
sound: ROEL DAS (ChampdAction)
a Zwerm production // co-production: Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt // deSingel // ChampdAction // Workspace Brussels // supported by wpZimmer // Pianofabriek kunstenwerkplaats // Cohort // with the support of the Flemish Government
Ictus & Besides with works by John Cage, François Sarhan, Henry Cowell, Newton Armstrong and Jasper & Jasper at Bozar, down in the cellar (Studio). All what you can do with four musicians, their instruments, their voices, a cactus, ikea salad bowls and yes a max patch too.
François Sarhan, Situation 7, Imagination for two voices
Henry Cowell, The Banshee for piano John Cage Child for Tree for amplified cactus and other vegetable material, Six Melodies (I, II, III), for violin and Fender Rhodes, Six Melodies (IV, V, VI), for violin and piano Jasper&Jasper, Together for narrator, sound bowl and electronics Newton Armstrong, Making One Leaf Transparent and Then Another, for piano and electronics