If you’re in Amsterdam, come along to Lely at 8pm on Sunday; we’ll be in the main stairwell. All the info is on our site, here: https://kkto.net/news/2022/open-minute-lely-15-may/.
Covid-permitting, there will be events through the year related to the work, curated and presented by Agnė Auželytė. The work also has a glittery cape this year, courtesy of Stephen Doyle and Lisa Simpson. And all impossible without @Slyka. ✨
There are further details about it all, which are on the website, here: https://kkto.net/news/2022/minute-year-2022-at-lely/
Hi. It’s 2022. Happy new year. We’re trying to stay busy, we hope you’re doing ok in the hard times.
Year seven of Minute/Year will be beginning later today. This year, the work is in the main stairwell of Lely, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Lely is a modernist building in the west of the city, with a giant stairwell on its northern face, and the work is on the second floor.
Including some sprinkles of Agente Costura magic along the way… 💫
We’re really looking forward to it all — see you there then 🔔
Harvest is being presented as part of Sound>Walk>Berlin, the sound in urban space program of the 2021 Monat der Zeitgenössischen Musik Festival (Month of Contemporary Music Festival 2021).
Development and presentation of Harvest has been supported by Musikfonds.
Once the performers meet, the loops are ended, and the work is complete.
The audience of the work are at the performers’ meeting-point. At the beginning, they can hear the original four bells ringing in the distance. Over the course of the work, as the performers walk, the looped recorded sound slowly approaches them, shifting from background sound to foreground, from distant sound to immediate, and from source sound to recorded.
Harvest is a gathering of four bells.
Harvest is a score-based work for four performers, outdoors. The sound of ringing bells from four different locations in Kreuzberg are simultaneously recorded, when they begin to ring at 6pm. These recordings are then re-played in a loop by the performers. They then start to walk towards each other, through the streets of the city. As they converge, the sounds of the four recordings combine, creating an ephemeral acoustic gathering.
Hi. We have a new piece, called Harvest. We’ll be presenting it in Kreuzberg this coming Saturday, September 25., as part of the Sound>Walk>Berlin series.
The event will also feature live sets by Błażej Kotowski and Daphne Xanthopoulou, where they will use the recordings from Minute/Year in 2020 as material for remixing and repurposing. And we will be giving a talk about Minute/Year — specifically about time-based ‘streaks’ as an unexpected visual outcome formed by the spectrogram images generated by Minute/Year.
The event, “Listening Back: Minute/Year 2020,” will be the release event for a new limited-edition tape, “Minute/Year 2020,” compiled and curated by Gabriela Gordillo and Sebastian Six from the recordings generated by the durational installation Minute/Year throughout 2020 (when, as you might remember, the work was installed and running in bb15).
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