FIBER and The Rest is Noise present on the first Saturday of 2020 two cutting-edge audio visual performances which provide unique perspectives on a fast changing world: the highly technological makeable world of Robert Henke and the futuristic interpretation of ancient West-African rituals by Nkisi.
Robert Henke – CBM 8032 AV (Dutch premiere)
Commanding a line-up of five 1980s Commodore computers, Berlin electronic producer and software engineer, Robert Henke uses machines that were never built for the creation of electronic music nor audiovisual art to staggering results. ‘‘Everything presented within 'CBM 8032 AV' could have been done in 1980,’’ says Henke, ‘‘but it needed the cultural backdrop of 2019 to come up with the artistic ideas driving it.’’ Henke developed the show, which takes the viewer back to the beginning of the digital revolution, with software engineer Anna Tskhovrebov.
Nkisi & Charlie Hope – The Spiral
Melika Ngombe Kolongo aka Nkisi and visual artist Charlie Hope present 'The Spiral', an AV work rooted in the ancient knowledge system of the West African Dogon tribe and the legacy of the late pioneer of spectral music (music based on a sound spectrum), Gérard Grisey. Nkisi is known for her combinations of rave, gabber and industrial influences with haunting atmospheres and pan-African percussion. She is the co-founder of NON Worldwide, a collective of African and African diaspora musicians. Her most recent album 7 Directions was released by producer Lee Gamble in 2019 and combines African Cosmology with Congolese rhythms.
DJ ZOHAR will connect the sonic dots playing DJ-sets before, in between and after the concerts.