A new collaboration between FIBER and Oude Kerk brings a concert with electronic music and organ. On December 3rd, Swedish composer Maria W Horn will perform with Mats Erlandsson in ‘Silence’, a program series at Oude Kerk. Silence is a concert series of Oude Kerk. Every first Friday of the month, at 8 a.m. as the sun rises, musicians fill the church space with sound as the city awakens.
The music series focuses on music in which acoustic, digital and electronic sounds merge, in the context of the ancient monument. The world and the way we categorize it changes, mutates, continuously. How do we ‘graft’ an existing reality to develop a new reality, towards a new acoustic ecology?
Maria W Horn is interested in the manipulation of time and space using the extremes of sound. She plays with human perception in her concerts. How do psychoacoustic phenomena manifest themselves? How do they make us transcend everyday reality into an alternative mental state?
In this concert, the sound of a monumental classical organ mutates into a physical and tactile reality, into a hybrid world of live acoustic organ and digital electronic sound.
About the artist
The young Swedish composer Maria W Horn is part of Sthlm Drone Society and the label XKatedral. Her compositions consist of slowly and gradually evolving music in which timbre is the most important musical parameter. Maria has presented projects in many different contexts: festivals, clubs, exhibitions. She performed all over Europe and America; at MUTEK Mexico City, Insomnia Festival Tromsø, Stanford Live, CTM Festival Berlin, Madeira Digital, LOST Festival Parma, MUTEK Montreal.
Mats Erlandsson is part of the vibrantly reemerging field of drone music in Stockholm, Sweden, and is associated with practices characterized by the extensive use of sustained sound. In addition to his own artistic practice, Erlandsson holds a position as studio assistant at the world-renowned Elektronmusikstudion (EMS) in Stockholm. Erlandsson has performed his work extensively, most recently at Présences Électronique hosted by the GRM in Paris, CTM 2019 and The Long Now in Berlin, Norbergfestival in Norberg, Sonica Festival in Ljubljana and in various music and arts venues around the world.
Oude Kerk / Oudekerksplein 23
Friday 3 December
08:00 – 09:00 (morning)
Museum card/Friends Lottery VIP card/City pass €7
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