Wavering Worlds #12

Janneke van der Putten - Un/natural Fields

When? 05.06.2018 19:30
Where? bb15

Sound Performance
June 5th, 7:30 pm


Janneke van der Putten

Janneke van der Putten creates performances where she uses her voice as a physical and sonic material. Singing with different extended techniques, her performances are inspired by rich sound textures. Listening to their minimal changes and variations and responding to the acoustics of the space, Van der Putten works with the (un)controllable possibilities of her instrument. Often the performances are done without electronic amplification in a resonant place.



Un/natural Fields

Un/natural Fields is a new project in which Michael McDermott and William "Bilwa" Costa juxtapose two solo projects, the organic imagined landscapes of the McDermott's Echozoo works in progress and Costa’s unnatural field recordings. Together they create an imaginary listening experience akin to magical realism.

Audio: https://soundcloud.com/bilwa/sets/un-natural-fields

Michael McDermott

Composer / sound artist Michael McDermott is currently working on a multi-year sonic design project recreating the sounds of extinct animals and environment called Echozoo. Part of this project has involved extended artist residencies in North and South America, Europe and Asia field recording biophonic and geophonic environments for use in sound designing Echozoo. His hope with this project is bring a deeper awareness and connection through listening by imagining the sounds of creatures that no longer live on our planet. Part of the process involves performing and presenting evolving landscapes of these recorded and manipulated environments. The processing of these field recordings implements McDermott’s “Sonic Photography” techniques which include: filtering colors / density, transparency, space, modulation (time based), pitch, shape (edges), duration, augmentation, perspective. For concerts these techniques are applied real-time in an improvised performance.


William "Bilwa" Costa

unnatural field recordings are recordings comprised of man-made, digital, analogue, and mechanical sounds, as well as many other incidental sounds, which make up a city's soundscape on metros and in public spaces. The palette of sounds is ever changing, and include recordings from various cities including: Istanbul, Mexico City, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, NY, Berlin, Vienna, Prague, etc. William "Bilwa" Costa is a Berlin-based sound artist, experimental musician, performer, and composer.



Wavering Worlds

The series provides a platform for local and international artists/musicians, who oscillate between various musical and artistic genres. Within the framework of "Wavering Worlds", multiple forms of multi-media performances and concerts are presented.


Van der Putten’s travel to Austria is made possible with the support of CBK Rotterdam (Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam). 


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