Live Stage: The Poetics of Space [nl Amsterdam]

Sonic Acts – The Poetics of Space :: Spatial explorations in art, science, music and technology :: February 25-28, 2010 :: Sonic Acts Weteringschans 6 – 8 1017 SG Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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Deep Spaces – 25 February 2010 :: The opening event Deep Spaces presents a selection of audiovisual adventures in spaces defined by sound, light, smoke and lasers. Immerse yourself in Thomas Köner’s mesmerizing spatial sound tapestries, while his colleague, Jürgen Reble, takes you on a visual journey through the darker side of his alchemical chemograms :: Haswell & Hecker will perform their radical UPIC Diffusion Session, an infinity of extreme sound and engulfing lasers :: And Monolake and Tarik Barri will transport you through their spatial audiovisual universe.

Expanded Space – 26 February 2010 :: The Expanded Space programme revisits the heyday of Expanded Cinema. The magnificent film Color Sound Frames by Paul Sharits is dusted off for the big screen :: Bruce McClure will show us a new performance he made with beautiful 16mm recordings of pelicans, from a 1950s nature documentary :: and Greg Pope en Gert-Jan Prins will join forces to bring an homage to the 70s solid light film Line Describing A Cone by Anthony McCall.

Acoustic Spaces – 27 February 2010 :: This more than four-hour-long programme is devoted to various approaches to soundscape composition and features works produced by several generations of composers and musicians. From acoustic ecology to extreme field recordings: BJ Nilsen will present his latest thunderstorm recordings :: Booming dunes from the Oman deserts by Jacob Kirkegaard :: and Gilles Aubry will take us on a sonic journey across european airports.

Beyond Space – 28 February 2010 ::An extraordinary programme in a remarkable location: the Beyond Space event in the Artis Planetarium includes the international premiere of a composition by the recently deceased innovative composer Maryanne Amacher :: a new audiovisual work by the Italian multi-talent TeZ :: Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand will explore the space with laser and soap bubbles, accompanied by live audio by Francisco López :: and the British designer Paul Prudence brings a visual spectacle specially designed for
the Planetarium dome.

New festival website with complete programme online :: As of this week the new festival website is online with the complete programme, background information, a timetable and much more.

Also now available for download the programme booklet as PDF.

Tickets for all Sonic Acts events available now ::Ticket pre-sale for all Sonic Acts events has started via de Balie, Paradiso, Ticket Service, and other regular pre-sale addresses.
For an overview of all available tickets visit the ticket page:

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