Shackle has been rehearsing regularly this January and February in anticipation of our USA West Coast Tour. Listen to some of the tracks from yesterday’s session.
Shackle’s new project is to extend the Shackle System into the visual domain by using silent film bits as a compositional component. We’re building a list of questions that include how we will synchronize the film bits with our music and our cueing system, what will take precedence: music or film, and what is the optimal size of the projections on the screen. We’ll keep you posted!
Location: OCCII, Amstelveenseweg 134, Amsterdam
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1457947444427456/
Shackle is Anne La Berge on flute and electronics and Deckard on laptop-instrument. Their aim is to explicitly and subtly exploit shackling in both concept and material. In the Shackle Affair, a guest plays with Shackle and the Shackle System. The guest for this set is hard/software hacking wizard Luc van Weelden aka Peter Quistgard.
Watch the video on Vimeo here.
Shackle’s Converging Objects workshop at STEIM with Vilbjørg Broch, Inge van den Kroonenberg, Steve Jones, Stefano Kalonaris , Mark Summers, Giorgio Distante, Nicoleta Chatzopoulou, Xander Sijperda, Musfik Can Muftuoglu, Chi-Hsia Lai, Josh Hu and Jan Klug and the Shackle Affair with Luc van Weelden turned out to be an intense couple of days for us all.
We spent hours focussed first on getting to know one another musically and then developing a couple of pieces to perform together. Strategies, histories, passions, techniques, likes and dislikes all made their way into the working process.
We would like to congratulate this team of artists for their successful performance at the end of the second day and special thanks to Luc van Weelden for giving the Shackle Affair some exciting and fresh new sounds to play with.
It was in an unheated and gutted church that was, for this event, popluated with artists. They projected work on the walls, set up installations and made performances.
We filled the space with sound!
During their two days at STEIM’s studio 3, the international participants of Shackle’s Converging Objects workshop will work together with Anne La Berge, Meursault and Luc van Weelden on a structured improvisation piece, using both acoustic and electronic instruments. We will premiere this piece at the concert tonight!
The second set will be a Shackle Affair. In the Shackle Affair, a guest plays with Shackle and the Shackle System. The guest for this set is hard/software hacking wizard Luc van Weelden.
Location: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
Converging Objects artists: Vilbjørg Broch, Inge van den Kroonenberg, Steve Jones, Stefano Kalonaris , Mark Summers, Giorgio Distante, Nicoleta Chatzopoulou, Xander Sijperda, Musfik Can Muftuoglu, Chi-Hsia Lai, Josh Hu and Jan Klug.