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Stedelijk @ Trouw / De Verdieping

Hear It! #2 - Playing the Building - With Alva Noto (live), Marina Abramović, Gary Hill, Bruce Nauman

Thu 19 Apr

Stedelijk @ Trouw / De Verdieping

presale € 15 | door € 15 | trouwe honden € 14 | club
20.00 - 01.00 | doors open 19.00

On April 19, the Stedelijk Museum and Non-fiction are organizing an evening at TrouwAmsterdam both about and with sound art, as part of the series Temporary Stedelijk 3 – Stedelijk @ Trouw/De Verdieping. Leading artists and musicians will respond to the question: What does a building sound like? With live performances and installations by artists and musicians including Alva Noto (live), Machinefabriek, Jacob Kirkegaard, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Mark Bain, Alexandra Duvekot, Peter C. Simon, and special presentations of the Stedelijk collection at De Verdieping.

Because of the printing presses once housed in the TrouwAmsterdam, the building is so well insulated that it has acquired a special acoustic character. During Hear It! (Part 2) – Playing the Building, artists play in various parts of the angular 1960s building in order to show the spatial and acoustic qualities of the impressive architecture originally designed for machinery.
The clubroom of TrouwAmsterdam, the restaurant, De Verdieping, the Hall, and the machine room will fill with sounds and installations that turn the architecture into sounds and images itself. In addition, video and acoustic works from the Stedelijk Museum collection make appearances in different places in the building. These include works by Bruce Nauman, Gary Hill, and Marina Abramović. The Nederlands Institute for Media Arts contributes to the evening with a selection of video works that will stretch the boundaries of the building. 
Hear It! (Part 2) – Playing the Building is the follow-up to the successful Hear It! Performance, an evening which was organized by the Stedelijk and Non-fiction as part of Temporary Stedelijk 2 in April 2011. That sold-out evening about sound in the visual arts presented a “playlist for the Stedelijk,” including performances by Paul Panhuysen, Claron McFadden, and Carl Michael von Hausswolff, and works by Dick Raaymakers, Pierre Bastien, and La Monte Young.
Playing the Building is the much talked-about experiment in which sound, art, and architecture come together in a playful way!
Participating artists: Marina Abramović (RS), Alva Noto (DE), Mark Bain (USA), François Dey (CH) & Alexandros Papamarkou (NL), Valie Export (AUS), Iain Forsyth (UK) & Jane Pollard (UK), Gary Hill (USA), Jacob Kirkegaard (DK), Machinefabriek (NL), Bruce Nauman (USA), Peter C. Simon (PL), Sarah van Sonsbeeck (NL), Charlemagne Palestine (USA), Zeno van den Broek (NL), Phonophani (NO), Krampfhaft (NL).