What Are You Up To? Performativity & Interface – 13/05/2017

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Audio Foundation presents… What Are You Up To?
Introducing interesting intuitive international artists in informal conversation and recitation.

#1 – SYNC – Alison Isadora / Jan-Bas Bollen (Amsterdam)
In this workshop, participants will consider the relationships which exist between composition and improvisation, performativity and interface, in the context of live electronic performance focusing primarily on how “live-ness” is experienced in this context. The workshop will also touch on personal approaches to addressing political/social subjects in art, as well as on ways of working in collaborative processes.

Jan-Bas Bollen studied at the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatory The Hague. He is internationally active as a composer, sound designer, bass player and educator, and creates both chamber music as well as music for ensembles, theatre productions and installation art. In many of his works he uses electronics, often employing cutting-edge technologies. He regularly collaborates with dancers and choreographers. Bollen is an expert with Ableton Live and Logic Pro X, as well as with the spectral-orchestration software, Orchids. He is also an adept violinist and master of analog modular synthesis.

Alison Isadora is an NZ-born composer, performer and educator currently practising in the Netherlands. She studied political philosophy and music at the Victoria University of Wellington, violin and composition at the Royal Conservatory The Hague and post-graduate performance theatre at DasArts in Amsterdam. In the last years she has become increasingly interested in the possibilities of connecting music to other disciplines. Isadora’s works often incorporate elements of story-telling and participation while addressing social issues. She is currently the Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence in Wellington.

Saturday 13 May @ Audio Foundation, from 2.00pm

For information about Bollen & Isadora’s performance as SYNC, please see here