Splendor, December 14, 2014, 17:00h
An afternoon filled with understated virtuosity, hyperactive interaction, deep drones, bloodcurdling improvisation and Sci-Fi. A teaser for the SlowHZ program: 6 composer/performers play 6 new compositions for the extraordinary instrumentation of contrabass clarinet, bass clarinet, two analog synthesizers, flute with electronics and laptop-instrument.
Oğuz Büyükberber – Crack (2014, 15’) for Shackle (flute with electronics and laptop-instrument)
Laura Carmichael – Moelewa (2014, 5’) for flute and bass clarinet
Robert van Heumen – MOROS (2014, 10’) a soundtrack for an imaginary science-fiction film, for bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, voice and live electronics
Wilbert Bulsink – untitled (2014, 5’) for analog synths, contrabass clarinet and bass clarinet
SlowHZ will present their program with all the pieces at their full length including two new works by Anne La Berge and Bart de Vrees in Splendor in 2015.
Come see and hear a lively discourse between voices, flutes, turntables, computers, buttons, sliders, pedals and joysticks!
Location: Splendor, Amsterdam
The duo Shackle is not only a vehicle for Robert van Heumen (laptop-instrument) and Anne La Berge (flutes, electronics) to explore and discover ways to bring exciting and interactive new music to the public, it is an ongoing project to invite other artists to enter into our intimate way of working. Our guests for this concert are the duo YOUNG/DAY from Los Angeles: Andrea Young (voice-controlled electronics) and Michael Day (prepared turntables). This will be the second Shackle and Young/Day Affair. The first was a romping concert in Los Angeles in April 2014.
Shackle was at Huddersfield University to teach their Converging Objects workshop and to perform a concert. We had a fabulous time. The workshop went really well, great students, very open-minded, great players! We performed a concert with them and closed the event with a Shackle set. Thanks to Phil, Eleanor, Elias and Stephen for the work!
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(Photos by Julio d’Escrivan)
Our concert at the University of California in San Diego was a genuine climax to our west coast tour. Not 2, not 4 but 8 (or 10) Meyer speakers and 2 throbbing subs in the fantastic CPMC Experimental Theater with a great audience. Thanks to Mark, Tony, David and Jessica for making this possible! And we won’t forget the great group of workshop participants and the crew assisting Tony in running the show.
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We enjoyed the lecture and concert that we gave as part of the Gassman Electronic Music Series at UC Irvine. Chris was getting his hands wet with his new lighting board and contributed to the plethora of sonic and visual colors we went through that night. Thanks to both Chris and Lizzy for making this gig possible.
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Shackle performed at a flute-centered afternoon at CalArts. The place: Wild Beast. Go figure. Robert got to meet an international cast of flutists from shakuhachi to quarter-tone flute players. Thanks to Rachel Rudich for keeping us all in line.
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Shackle played an Affair with Andrea Young and Michael Day at a SASSAS organized event in the West Hollywood Library. It was a fruitful collaboration. Thanks to Daniel and Greg for putting this together, and of course to Andrea and Michael for joining in and putting up with us old folks.
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An intense concert at the University of Santa Barbara. Thanks Clarence for the great food and wine tasting adventures and we owe Nick for providing perspective throughout.
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In super hot Fresno, a full house with raving students! Thanks to Kenneth and Teresa for their hospitality.
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We were welcomed by enthusiastic, like-minded sprits for our concert at Mills College. A full house in a fabulous room. Wonderful speakers including an old sub rigged in the balcony!
Thanks to John, Jesse, Dan and Zeena for making this all possible.
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