27 April | 20:00

Sonae / Janneke van der Putten / Sabrina Gricourt #442

Photo: katja ruge
Photo: katja ruge
  • Doors: 19:30
  • Start time: 20:00 - sharp
  • Entrance: 7-12 € (up to your offer)

Sound art night with performances by:

  • Sonae - I Started Wearing Black
    Sonae presents her new album »I Started Wearing Black« that celebrates release April 13th on Berlin based label Monika Enterprise.
     "What are the ghosts of this music? It rustles, crackles, ruffles, crunches, rattles, scrapes, sometimes a beat emerges from the constant noise, sometimes an obscure voice mumbles incomprehensibly, sometimes a melancholy piano figure is prevented by this noise from coming too much to the foreground. It definitely is eerie" Klaus Walter
  • Janneke van der Putten - JNNK
    Janneke van der Putten will take us on a journey of vocal noise - an intense acoustic performance where she explores a range of vocal sonorities and on-site acoustics.
  • Sabrina Gricourt

: Producer and performing artist, part of label collective Monika Werkstatt. Debut album 2015 on Monika Enterprise (Berlin). Graduated masterstudent of Folkwang University of Arts (Essen), Artist in Residence af Kraftwerk-studio Klingklang (Düsseldorf), scholarship for Max/MSP summer class at CCRMA of Stanford University (USA). Performing solo and with Monika Werkstatt at Institut für Zukunft / Leipzig, Roter Salon / Berlin, Uh-Fest / Budapest, Cafe Oto / London... Sonae lives and works in Cologne. https://sonaemusic.net

Janneke van der Putten (Amsterdam, 1985) is a visual artist and vocalist based in Rotterdam. Her practice involves experiences of listening, performances, sound and video, documentations in image/text/textile, workshops, music projects, and creating platforms for cultural exchange. Her voice is her main tool, guiding her through physical and sonic explorations in different landscapes. Engaging with specific sites and local contexts, and through her personal experiences, she investigates (human) responses to her surroundings, and their relation to natural phenomena and transitions, such as the sunrise.

Van der Putten graduated with a BDes from TXT (Textile), Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam, 2003 – 2009) and completed her MMus in Artistic Research, Royal Academy of Art & Royal Conservatoire (The Hague, 2011 – 2013). She trained in classical North-Indian Dhrupad singing with Amelia Cuni and Marianne Svašek (Berlin & Rotterdam, 2009 – 2014) and is autodidact in various extended vocal techniques. The project ‘Invisible Architecture’ with Christian Galarreta, for which they published a vinyl in 2014, has been presented at amongst others Make the Audition: Meetings Between Art and Sound in Peru, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (Lima, 2016) and nxnwfestival (Cologne, 2015). Solo shows include All Begins With A, TENT (Rotterdam, 2015), Directed to the Sun, Atelierhaus Quartier am Hafen (Cologne, 2017), and Quitsa, CINNNAMON (Rotterdam, 2017). In 2016 she founded Idraola and initiated the Aloardi Exchange Programme, including the Aloardi Festival ‘Peruvian New Music & Arts’, WORM (Rotterdam, 2016 – 2017). Van der Putten was artist-in-residence at amongst others the Centre international d’art et du paysage (Île de Vassivière, 2014), and is awarded a fellowship at Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart, 2019). http://jannekevanderputten.nl/work/jnnk/

Sabrina Gricourt (1988 - Bordeaux, France) studied at the conservatory of electro-acoustic music and contemporary dance in France. She is a self taught sound artist who has trained in sound therapy, energy healing and shamanic practice. She is the founder of Sonic Body a holistic sound healing project. She holds groups ceremonies in Berlin and Leipzig.

Sabrina uses media in order to create a field of contact where people are able to get in touch to a larger world of perception. Identity, senses, timelessness, contemporary global political issues and her exposure to a diversity in ethnic cultures are the core of her researches and creations. In various experimental ways, she explores the possibilities offered by manipulating real sounds and revealing some of their microscopic innards. The sonic landscapes created through her own recorded sounds, drones, bass frequencies, gong and tibetan bowls invite us to a full sensory experimentation. Her work is developed with an ongoing concern for our relationship with the space and vastness of the world and with nature itself. Manipulating the patterns of time with the view to lose control and leave room to fully allow space to envelop our senses for a full reconnection to the present and our origins.