Rumor 69: Festival for adventurous music
Utrecht 22 March 2012 Start: 20.30 Cathedral
Entree: 15,00 / 12,00 (U-pas, student, CJP)
Messiaen – Livre du Saint-Sacrement – Willem Tanke – Cathedral
The French composer Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992) is one of the most important composers of the twentieth century. His entire life Messiaen remained fascinated by the organ. One of the largest works written by him for this instrument is 'Livre du Saint Sacrement' (1984). This piece of music consists of 18 parts. For Rumor Willem Tanke has made a selection from these. Among other things Tanke has practiced electronic music with Ton Bruynel at the Utrecht Faculty of Music. At present he is in charge of the theory department of the Rotterdam Conservatory of Music. For his recording of Messiaen's complete organ oeuvre on eight CDs he was awarded the “Diplôme de médaille d’argent“ by the French government.
Willem Tanke – organ
Grouper “Violet Replacement” – Cathedral Tower
Grouper is Liz Harris' (Portland) solo project . Her music can be described as dreamlike, electro-acoustic ambient, imbued with reverb, feedback and distortion. Tonight she will perform her new show “Violet Replacement”, with, as a base, a large collection of tape collages Harris originally made for the Issue Project Room in New York. Live these tape collages are manipulated by her and completed with her field recordings, fragile voice and Wurlitzer loops. Live performances by Grouper are rare, which makes this performance in the iconic Domtoren (Cathedral Tower) extra special.
Liz Harris – tape, guitar, electronics
Nate Wooley – ACU
Nate Wooley has been a professional trumpet player ever since his thirteenth. He acquired much of his experience in the burgeoning Brooklyn jazz, improv, noise, and new music scenes. Here he worked together with Peter Evans, Chris Corsano and Anthony Braxton, among others. But he also explores the sonic boundaries of his instrument all by himself, as can be heard on the album “Trumpet / Amplifier”, released earlier this year. Essential to his sound is not only the “Amplifier”, but also Wooley’s unique technique: he does not only sound the trumpet, he also sings, spits and talks through it.
Nate Wooley – trumpet, effects
Special thanks to: ACU, Cathedral Church, City and Province of Utrecht, KF Heinfonds, Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds.
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