The Oude Kerk and Kanaal40 present a site-specific music performance by upcoming artist and performer Mechatok. The concert takes place in the context of art project It's OK... commoning uncertainties.
Mechatok aka Emir Timur Tokdemir (b. 1998) works as a performer, producer and artist. In 2018, he developed a sound installation at Roman MACRO, curated by Lorezo Senni. He also made an album with Swedish rapper Bladee, with remixes by Charli XCX, Evian Christ and others. He produced soundtracks for video games such as Defective Holiday (2020) and H.O.R.I.Z.O.N (2021), exhibited at the Guggenheim. In 2022, he was artist-in-residence at the Haus der Kunst in Munich, developing a sound installation together with Tove Agelii that featured a mix of pop music, techno, rap and fragments of spoken word.
Silence is a series of morning concerts. Every first Friday of the month as the city awakens, musicians explore the ancient acoustics of the Oude Kerk. Central to the Silence series is music that fuses acoustic, digital and electronic sounds. Following Sweelinck's famous walking concerts hundreds of years ago, the audience can relate to the sound while moving through de space.