‘Handmade Homegrown’ – who’s on show…?

‘Handmade Homegrown’ concert series @ Theater Dakota 2012/ 13

The music scene now is rich and rapidly changing as the world embraces new frontiers in technology, globalization and gender equality, making way for a storming set of colourful individuals who do their own thing, think for themselves, who devote their time and energy to the creative act of making extraordinary worlds in sound. Each composer/ sound artist represented by this series is completely different and 100 % original.

The artists are a unique set of people who have been involved or are somehow connected to The Hague, by performing, studying or working here over the last ten years. Their shared common interest is that everyone is free to voice their own inner environment and there is no one else like them. This makes for a rich spectrum of colours, textures and flavours, a collection of perspectives and personalities, all of which are brilliant, relevant and strong.

Artists on show include:

Oscar Bettison, John de Simone, Matt Wright, Barbara Ellison, Keir Neuringer, Juan Parra, Fabian Svensson, Kate Moore, Ezequiel Menalled, Roi Nachshon, Shiri Limor, Missy Mazzoli, Aslaug Holgerson, Ernst van der Loo, Pete Harden, Samuel Vriezen, Anton Lukoszevieze, Stephanie Pan, Andrew Hamilton, Saskia Lankhoorn, Florian Maier, Reza Namavar, Ana Mikhajlovic, Arnold Schoenberg, Alison Isadora, Jan Bas Bollen, Monica Gemino, Frank van der Weij, Dennis del Favero, Trio Scordatura, Chris McIntyre, Stuart Griffin, Peter van Loon, Rpm Electro, Stracc, Dapper’s Delight, Bloed Rood, Modelo62…and more.

more info: ‘Handmade Homegrown’ concert series at Theater Dakota


Gradus – June 15, 2012 – 19.30 – Theater Regentes

Gradus – by Kate Moore (2010, arr. 2012) performed by Angelica Vazquez (electric harp and quadrophonic tapes) will be performed this Friday, June 15, 2012, 19.30 @ Theater Regentes during Angelica’s recital of pieces for harp and electronics.

This piece is built on layers of different types of “delays” both written out and with electroacoustic effects. Working with delays as a means to spatialise pitches, where notes are passed from one corner of the performance space to another surrounding the audience, creates a rippling shimmering texture. This sonic technique can be likened to the way dots of pure colour in a painting by Seurat meld together, coming to life to form a glowing vibrating image that appears to be three dimensional.

In Gradus, the music is built on a system of stacking thirds in canons, twisting them around each other like a woven plait or knot forming a pattern likened to an echo where repeated notes in space are constantly changing. The juxtaposition between artificially created digital delays, that sit in the background texture of the music, and recordings of the harp, the foreground and background become blurred creating a sense of perspective. The digital delays interact with the spatialised recordings and live performance. The result is a beautiful tangle where order and chaos coexist.

The music surrounds the audience with a quadraphonic setting, where four speakers receive separate strands of music so that the intricate pattern of passing notes can be clearly perceived.

©Kate Moore 2012