The first concert in the new series of Silence concerts is on 1 October 2021 – the concerts will take place on every first Friday of the month at 8 a.m.; they uniquely combine morning light and music at sunrise.
This concert will feature a new composition for organ and samples and a spatial arrangement of loudspeakers by sound artist Ana Guedes. The Parisian organist Hampus Lindwall will play the Dutch premiere of Phill Niblock’s composition for organ Unmounted/ Muted Noun and four soundtracks. American composer and artist Phill Niblock was commissioned to write this work for the Musica Festival Strasbourg in 2019.
Ana Guedes (Portugal, 1981) is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Tilburg. Her artistic practice combines media such as sound, video, installation and performance. She participated in residency programmes at the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. She has previously shown work at venues including Stroom in The Hague, DeFabriek in Eindhoven, the Playground Festival in Leuven and Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid. Guedes is one of the 15 artists selected to participate in this year’s Hartwig Art Foundation project. Both the concert and the exhibition make use of her family’s record collection. This includes records from 1960 from Angola, the former Portuguese colony, and was expanded in the 1980s with vinyl from Portugal and Canada.
Composer, organist, keyboard player Hampus Lindwall (Sweden, 1976) plays concerts all over Europe, the United States, Canada and China. He frequently collaborates with artists and musicians from diverse backgrounds and is an important organ pioneer. He has collaborated with composers and artists such as Cory Arcangel, Phill Niblock, Ellen Arkbro, Leif Elggren, Jesper Nordin, Studio For Propositional Cinema, Emily Sundblad and many others. For Into the Great Wide Open he recently worked with Sarah Neutkens, the Netherlands Chamber Choir, Kika Sprangers and Berend Dubbe. Hampus was born in Stockholm, studied organ in Paris and Lyon, is the organist of the Église Saint Esprit in Paris and lives and works in Brussels.
1 October 2021, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Photo: © Maarten Nauw