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iii at HUBS Immersive Festival

Hubs Immersive Festival
November 8 – 9, 2019
DNR Filmclub, Weimarstraat 63, The Hague

The second edition of Hubs Immersive Festival will take place on November 8th and 9th 2019 at DNR. Dive into an expedition through surprising interdisciplinary performances within the rooms of the former public swimming pool at De Nieuwe Regentes.

iii will present two new works: The Sound of White Noise by David Tidoni and Divided Loyalties by Wen Chin Fu

The Sound of White Noise is a participatory performance consisting of a series of listening instructions performed by the audience. The instructions are about specific body positions and movements and invite the audience to interact with white noise diffused through a sound system. A live voice gives the instructions and guides the audience through the entire duration of the piece. The movements and gestures that the audience perform modify the propagation of white noise and the way it is perceived.

Davide Tidoni is an artist and researcher. He is interested in the relational dimension of listening and in the physical experience of sound. With a particular emphasis on observation and action, he creates works of different formats including live performances, audio recordings, documentation videos, and listening workshops. He has recently published a sound ethnography on the ultras group BRESCIA 1911 (The Sound of Normalisation, SARU Oxford Brookes University). His work can be accessed at: www.davidetidoni.name

Divided Loyalties
One of the central themes of the opera genre is the theme of divided loyalties. In this project we will focus on the tension between loyalty to tradition and loyalty to oneself. Opera singers possess exceptional singing technique developed through rigorous training. However within the opera environment there are limited opportunities to experiment with this technique in ways that deviate from tradition.

For this project two opera singers who are fresh graduates from the Royal Conservatory, Julie De La Cruz Fuello and Boukje van Gelder will work with interdisciplinary artist Wen Chin Fu. At Hubs Immersive Festival they will present a participatory performance recontextualising operatic voice within the domain of contemporary interdisciplinary performance.

A tryout of this work will take place on September 13 at the iii workspace. More information here.

Wen Chin Fu

I’m an artist from Taiwan. In 2006, I graduated from the Classical Music Department of Shih Chien University, Taipei and moved to Holland. I graduated at the ArtScience interfaculty in 2010 and Muziektheater study in 2018 of Den Haag Conservatory. I’ve been playing cello and piano with ensembles and theater groups. During the period of performing, I found my interest in exploring the relationship between physical movement, sound and the environment. Since then, I develop instrument to experiment various possibilities of performing gesture, i.e, Body Cello, Spine Spinning. Furthermore, new auditory possibilities within materials, i.e, Tang – instrument made of sugar. A key element of my practice is concentration, which opens the senses for perceiving things through new perspectives.

I presented works at Singuhr Hoergalerie, Berl in (DE), Moscow Young Art Biennale (RU), The Nine, Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) , Lighthouse festival , Den Haag (NL) , STRP festival , Eindhoven (NL) , World Event Young Artists festival , Nottingham (UK) , Videoappart festival, Paris (FR) . I’m currently a member of Instrument Inventors Initiative and Rutger Muller Trio.

Boukje van Gelder

Boukje started singing as soon as she could speak. At first it was just with her mother behind the piano, but from her sixteenth on she took vocal lessons. After her Bachelor’s in History at the Utrecht University she decided that she wanted to explore as much as possible about singing and music. In 2017 she graduated as a mezzosoprano from the Fontys High School of the Arts and she got accepted in the Master’s program of the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag. She studies there with Catrin Wyn-Davies and she will graduate in June 2019.

Boukje participated in various staged opera’s. She sung ‘Dritte Knabe’ in Mozart’s Zauberflöte and ‘Hansje’ in a Dutch version of Humperdinck’s opera Hänsel und Gretel, both were directed by Jeroen Lopes Cardozo.

Julia De La Cruz Fuello

Julia was born in Mexico City and Studied at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música in México City. She received lessons with Liliana Gómez-Arzápalo, Halina Nadi, Corradina Caporello, Joseph McClain and Anne Kopta. Together with conductors such as Francisco Savín, Enrique Bátiz, Luis Fernando Malheiro, Luis Bacalov and Rodrigo Macías performed orchestral th Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem and Villalobos Mandú Sarará

She sang in opera productions including the role of Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte, Norina in Don Pasquale, Anita in Anita of Melesio Morales and Eugenia in Eugenia of Armando Carrillo. She was part of the Orquesta Sinfónica del Estado de México Choir and of Euterpe Chamber Music Ensemble.

Hubs Immersive Festival is an initiative of dance company Meyer-Chaffaud in partnership with iii, The Grey Space in the Middle and Ludmila Rodrigues.