What does the earth sound like? How can we make the inaudible audible?
Herman Kolgen (BE / CA) is an “audio-kinetic” artist working at the intersection of contemporary music, electronic music and digital art. He searches for sounds in landslides, magnetic waves, weather phenomena, or the electricity from, for example, mushrooms. Kolgen processes these sounds into new sound experiences and audio-visual experiences, such as SEISMIK, ISOTOPP, AFTERSHOCK and ECOTONE (available on his website). Topographically distant locations become intertwined; abstract sound acquires new meanings. Inspired by the exhibition Poems for Earthlings by Adrián Villar Rojas, Kolgen creates a new audio performance based on the relationship between nature, music and topology.
The Oude Kerk is located right in the middle of the Red Light District. In the early morning, while the city slowly wakes up, it is striking how beautiful this old neighborhood actually is. Every first Friday of the month at 8 o’clock in the morning you can enjoy the contemporary concert series Silence here. These concerts are a musical tribute to the magical acoustics and space of the Oude Kerk by young, innovative musicians. There are no fixed seats; visitors and musicians roam the church to discover how the music sounds in different places. The concerts are programmed by Jacob Lekkerkerker, curator of music and organist-titulair of the Oude Kerk.
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Silence #28: Herman Kolgen, audio-performance
March 6, 2020, 08:00 – 09:00
doors open 07:30 (Zuiderportaal entrance)
No access after 08:00, so please be on time!
Oude Kerk, Oudekerksplein, Amsterdam