From 15 October to 21 October 2018, Nicolás Jaar (b. New York, 1990) will be working on a new composition in the Oude Kerk. During this artist residency, Jaar will study the spatial qualities and acoustics of the centuries-old monument with focus on the two organs. The residency builds up to a new site-specific composition that will be performed for the first time during the Playing the Cathedral event on 11 May 2019. Artists’ collective Children of the Light, a collaboration between Christopher Gabriel (b. Oslo, 1980) and Arnout Hulskamp (b. Amsterdam, 1978), will realize an immersive spatial installation in the Oude Kerk that, developed in close collaboration, will form a dialogue with Jaar’s soundscape.


about the oude kerk

The Oude Kerk is the oldest building in Amsterdam. The monumental church is situated in the middle of the Red Light District. Today, large-scaled and site-specific installations by contemporary artists take place within the ancient walls, while also honoring the building and the history of Amsterdam.

The programme includes unique exhibitions of (inter)national artists, performances, concerts and debates.

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