a concert series and an expo
Lunalia, the spring festival of the Flanders Festival Mechelen, is entirely devoted to Zinderende Stilte. Arts center nona organizes in collaboration with Lunalia a festival within the festival: NOISENOISENOISE. Between May 3 and 7 you can come and see different concerts in nona and on April 27 the exhibition NOISENOISENOISE opens.
NOISENOISENOISE, a group exhibition about (the absence of) silence
Opening on the annual International Noise Awareness Day (27/04), the exhibition NOISENOISENOISE features work by six Belgian and international artists concerned with the importance of our relationship with the sound environment.
Rather than coming face to face with the brute force of the often ubiquitous noise that surrounds us, these artists bring an aesthetic that reflects in a minimal yet accessible way on how we produce, experience, collect and internalize sounds.
Along with noise, the exhibition also questions silence and its absence. By proposing moments of silence, it reminds that every communicative exchange implies silence, a silence that no one can hear because it lasts only a fraction of a second due to the speed of sound and background noise.
NOISENOISENOISE is a group exhibition with works by Justin Bennett, Line Boogaerts, Edith Dekyndt, Lise Harlev, Lukas Marxt and Semiconductor. The expo is curated by Andrea Cinel.
NOISENOISENOISE, a concert series on the border of noise and music
Tuesday 3/5: double bill - Evi Filippou + Aya Suzuki
Evi Filippou and Aya Suzuki are exceptional talents and rising stars in Europe and around the world. They will each perform a solo and conclude their concert for NOISENOISENOISE with a joint improvisation.
Wednesday 4/5: double bill - La Nuée + Jaap Blonk
La Nuée is one of the bands of saxophonist Johannes Eimermacher. La Nuée simultaneously explores the sound world of the sax and the various possibilities of acting in a group. The second part of the evening is reserved for grandmaster Jaap Blonk. As a composer, performer and poet, he needs no introduction. Exploring the realm of the voice is his trademark.
Friday 6/5: Zwerm - Our ears felt like canyons II
Anyone who knows guitar quartet Zwerm knows it will be an adventurous listening experience. Those who know Stephen O'Malley from drone metal band Sunn O))), can already feel the Zwerm guitars reverberating through their bodies. Those who know Heleen Van Haegenborgh know that her new composition for Zwerm will immerse you in an unsuspected sound world.
Saturday 7/5: Avant Joik
The trio Avant Joik cheerfully mixes vocal and visual experiments with joik, the song of the Sami (originally a nomadic people from Lapland) from the High North. Maja Ratkje has been awarded several prizes as one of the most fascinating composers of our time, Katarina Barruk is an advocate of Sami culture and Matti Aikio provides visual fireworks during the concert.