As the first practical-artistic part of the new Live Video Research project, Falk Hübner is carrying out a number of experimental sessions between January and March 2016 (see dates), in order to develop an artistic work for double bass, live electronics and live video. He will do this in the building of the HKU Utrechts Conservatory, using the “conservatory as laboratory” – which will provide his peers, other teachers at the institute and the students with the possibility to come by, listen and watch, discuss and experience this artistic research first-hand.
After the begin of the new season, several projects have started: among others, Falk has begun with the first steps in his new artistic research project about Live Video in music theatre, a project under the Research Centre Performative Processes (RECPEP) of the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. After the initial setup of the project, Falk will start with a series of exploratory experiments in the location of the Utrechts Conservatory, also making it possible for interested students to attend the experimental sessions and get into discussions about the artistic work and the research approach. The dates of these experimental sessions will be announced here as well.
The second season of the the series Setting the Tone at the Utrecht Conservatory has started again! As last season, this year’s sessions will focus on creative processes of the invited guests, but the scope has gotten broader: Rather than focussing on one guest per session, more guests might be invited in order to discuss specific themes. The next edition will take place on November 26th at 17:00, and will focus on the theme of education. Invited guests are master-educator Cecile Rongen, ex-HKU-student Daan van den Hurk and Suzuki teacher Johannes Lievaart (tbc).
Furthermore, the work process of the recent performance I will carry you over hard times, is in its final state. In the next coming weeks the date of the premiere of the full version of this performance work, together with lectures about the creative process and related research, will be announced.
The end of the season 2014/15 is marked by both finishing and rounding up various project, as well as setting up new plans and collaborations.
Until the end of July, Falk will be finishing the work on the new performance I will carry you over hard times with Maarten Zaagman; the work will be performed in the final version throughout the upcoming season. An article about this collaboration is in process, to be published in the next issue of the Finnish online journal RUUKKU, focussing on “research gestures”.
Looking into the future, several new encounters mark the beginnings of upcoming exciting journeys in the next two seasons: Falk is starting collaborations and designing first plans for three new artistic projects. With soprano Klaartje van Veldhoven and the internationally renowned Amstel Quartet he is devising an interactive music theatre performance with game elements. He will create a new music theatre piece with the vocal quartet Quatre Bouches, and the third project will happen with the Dutch, Australia-based trumpet player Sef Herman, a music theatre performance about darkness and absence, inspired by the “silencio” scene in David Lynch’s movie Mulholland Drive.
On thursday, 14th of June, the very last edition of Setting the Tone of this season will feature fourth year’s Musician 3.0 students who will be sharing their research. It is going to be a most diverse and fascinating route through the thinking and artistic practice of the young musicians.
The new short dance film by Libertad Pozo (dance), Bart van Rosmalen (cello) and Falk Hübner (film) is finished: Moves Between Dartington. It is already the fourth film of the trio, the first series Moves Between DeBaak will also be available to be watched online soon!
Click here for the work page and the film.
The next edition of the lecture series of the Research Centre Performative Processes, Setting the Tone, has been announced! On the 19th of march, composer Gabriel Paiuk will give a workshop about our everyday listening experiences related to devices of technological sound reproduction.
In the workshop we will deal with sound technology in a way which aims at exposing these conditions. Together we will investigate how particular characteristics of media and their technical characteristics infuse our listening, and how sound can be organised in diverse ways to focus on this aspect. For this we will operate with diverse loudspeakers in diverse constellations and spatial distributions, and will superimpose diverse methods of sound production.
Musicians are welcome to bring their instruments!
Please see also the announcement on the HKU website.
At the moment Falk is working on the new performance “I will carry you over hard times” with the young percussion player and music theatre performer Maarten Zaagman. After having presented the results of the first two work phases in Prague and Utrecht (november and december 2014), the creation process is now in its final phase, and the performance will likely be finished around this year’s april. Performances coming up in Graz and Utrecht!
In december 2014 Falk Hübner’s dissertation “Shifting Identities. The musician as theatrical performer” has been published by International Theatre & Film Books Amsterdam in collaboration with the Research Centre Performative Processes.
On thursday, 26th of february, the Research Centre Performative Processes will have the next edition of the lecture series Setting the Tone, at the conservatory Utrecht. This edition will feature pianist Rembrandt Frerich and cover both his research surrounding the creation of his own fortepiano, as well as his work processes with top musicians from jazz, world music and classical.