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Mutability – Holland Festival 2024


Concert installation with constantly changing music

Jun 23

Wander through the music as if among the trees in a forest. Intimate, vast and awe-inspiring all at once. You will come across twelve solo instruments that reflect different musical characters, as mutable as life itself.

For Mutability, composer Yannis Kyriakides asked twelve other composers to write two to three-minute miniatures. Several will perform the music themselves, alongside musicians from Asko|Schönberg. ‘Each piece tells its own story,’ Kyriakides says, ‘which is not expressed in language but embodied by the musicians.’

 

The music is played live, but is also transformed by a series of algorithms that constantly mutate the pre-recorded visuals and sounds of the soloists. Soloists, visual projections and electronics meet in a hallucinatory space designed by Theun Mosk. The audience is free to move through a concert installation that is constantly changing and filled with ghostly reflections of the original miniatures. The identity of the instruments can be heard at times, but not always. Magical music grows out of the twelve crossing life paths to linger in for a while – the full six hours of the mutation process, or part of it.

 

Mutability is a coproduction of Asko|Schönberg, Holland Festival and Innovation:Lab

The concert installation Mutability consists of four parts that can be visited as a complete piece (with a passe partout), or separately. Each part lasts 1.5 hours and offers a full experience. During the performance, audiences may walk in and out and move freely around the hall. Food and drinks are available in the Muziekgebouw.

Asko|Schönberg

Yannis Kyriakides Concept, composer, sound design
Darien Brito Audio visual art, creative coding
Theun Mosk Design
Innovation:Lab Lab Motion capture technology & animations
Yannis Kyriakides, Trevor Grahl, Mayke Nas, Martijn Padding, Silvia Borzelli, Brigitta Muntendorf, Dmitri Koerljandski, Anna Korsun, Andy Moor, Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman, Jasna Veličković, Claudio Jacomucci, Geneviève Murphy Composers
Pepe Garcia, Sebastiaan van Halsema, Claudio Jacomucci, Sebastiaan Kemner, Arthur Kerklaan, David Kweksilber, Andy Moore, Geneviève Murphy, Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman, Pauline Post, Joseph Puglia, Jasna Veličković Performers
Niels Weber Creative Technologist

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Jun. 23

Sunday

15:30

Amsterdam

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

€13€22,50
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