Events — 22 Feb until 3 Mar 2019
- Museum ticket
- Different locations throughout the museum
- 22 Feb until 3 Mar, 7 pm until 6 pm
Since 2011 Sonic Acts and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam have collaborated on projects related to sound art. In 2017, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Sonic Acts initiated a long-term research trajectory dedicated to the lesser-known pioneers of sound art. The first stage of this collaboration activated the archives of American composer and sound artist Maryanne Amacher; the second commissioned a film by artist Luke Fowler that memorialized the work and musical ideas of Martin Bartlett; and the third stage, in 2018, mounted an exhibition, new sound piece and performance by the Swedish composer, mathematician, and visual artist, Catherine Christer Hennix.
This year, Sonic Acts and Stedelijk continue this trajectory by exhibiting works that celebrate the Tony Cokes’ revolutionary, sound-driven video works, as well as the forgotten legacy of Julius Eastman (1940–90), the queer African-American avant-garde composer, pianist, vocalist and conductor, whose piece is featured in the work by The Otolith Group, The Third Part of the Third Measure (2017).
HEREAFTER at the Stedelijk further presents the microTone—a special project commemorating 50 years of STEIM Amsterdam.
About Sonic Acts
Founded in 1994, Sonic Acts has established itself as a platform for research in art, technology, music and culture, a gathering place for artists, theorists, scientists and philosophers, and a festival for forward-looking projects, ideas and works. Each festival edition explores the chosen theme by means of an international conference, a wide range of concerts and performances, exhibitions and screenings, and embraces a broad spectrum of fields, practices and disciplines.