Events — 22 until 24 Feb 2019

Sonic Acts celebrates its 25-year history with a special anniversary edition titled HEREAFTER.
Price
Museumticket, reservation is necessary 
Location
Various locations throughout the museum
Time
22 until 24 Feb, 7 pm until 6 pm
Main language
English
Admission
Tickets Friday Evening Tickets performance HANNAH
*On Friday night, the ticket for the performance HANNAH also guarantees access to the rest of the program.  
  • The Otolith Group, Third Part of the Third Measure, film still, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Sprüth Magers.
    The Otolith Group, Third Part of the Third Measure, film still, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Sprüth Magers.
  • The Otolith Group, Third Part of the Third Measure, film still, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Sprüth Magers.
    The Otolith Group, Third Part of the Third Measure, film still, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Sprüth Magers.
  • The Otolith Group, Third Part of the Third Measure, film still, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Sprüth Magers.
    The Otolith Group, Third Part of the Third Measure, film still, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Sprüth Magers.
  • Tony Cokes, Black Celebration, film still, 1988. Courtesy of the artist; Greene Naftali, New York and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
    Tony Cokes, Black Celebration, film still, 1988. Courtesy of the artist; Greene Naftali, New York and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
  • Tony Cokes, Black Celebration, film still, 1988. Courtesy of the artist; Greene Naftali, New York and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.
    Tony Cokes, Black Celebration, film still, 1988. Courtesy of the artist; Greene Naftali, New York and Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York.

On Friday evening February 22, Sonic Acts presents a special program of sound works and live audiovisual performances alongside an exhibition featuring a mix of curated and commissioned works.


A timetable can be found here

weekendprogram

HANNAH is a hybrid performance by the world-renowned Norwegian artist group, Verdensteatret, designed to draw attention to the subtle transformation that physical objects affect in their surroundings over extended periods of time.

Live performances by Nina Pixel, Ji Youn Kang and Hugo Esquinca for The Pentacle 15.3—a high-fidelity surround sound system developed by Fedde ten Berge and Jesse Meijer—originate from the desire to make sound art and live music an immersive spatial experience.

Verdensteatret, HANNAH, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.
Verdensteatret, HANNAH, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.

The Otolith Group
The Third Part of the Third Measure

Julius Eastman was a queer African-American avant-garde musician and composer whose ecstatic militant minimalism initiated a black radical aesthetic that revolutionized the East Coast new music scene of the 1970s and 1980s. In January 1980, he was invited by the music department at Northwestern University to present his compositions Crazy Nigger, Evil Nigger, and Gay Guerrilla. A number of African American students and one faculty member objected to the titles, which were eventually redacted from the printed concert program. Before the concert, on 16 January 1980, Eastman delivered a public statement that responded to these objections. The speeches delivered by Dante Micheaux and Elaine Mitchener in The Otolith Group’s audiovisual composition are based on each performer’s modified verbatim transcriptions of Eastman’s statement.

Location: gallery 0.29
Dates: 22-02-2019 (7 PM) – 24-02-2019 (6 PM)

The Otolith Group, Third Part of the Third Measure, film still, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Sprüth Magers.
The Otolith Group, Third Part of the Third Measure, film still, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Sprüth Magers.

SPECIAL PROJECT

As part of their joined anniversary, Sonic Acts and STEIM co-commissioned two new works by Joost Rekveld and Ryoko Akama for STEIM’s series of microTone sound installations.

Location: gallery 0.27
Dates: 22-02-2019 (7 PM) – 24-02-2019 (6 PM)

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.