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May 18

Listen to This: Kronos Quartet

With Kronos Quartet and Roly Porter at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ


Friday 18 May 2012 at 8:00pm


Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ
Piet Heinkade 1, Amsterdam, 1019 BR, Netherlands

Tel: +31(0)20-7882000


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32 euro

On Friday 18 May, the world renowned Kronos Quartet play the 8th and final concert in the Listen to This series at the Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. On the programme is the Dutch premiere of Steve Reich's WTC 9/11.

In support of this premiere, Viral Radio presents a special programme with artists who have also been inspired by the tragedy of 9/11.
American vibrations artist Mark Bain will be interviewed by Juha van 't Zelfde on his work StartEndTime, using seismological data from New York during the September 11 2001 terror attacks to create a 74-minute recording of the ground vibrations of the World Trade Centre's collapse and contiguous mayhem.

The eerily beautiful video The Disintegration Loop 1.1 by American avant-garde composer consists of one static shot of lower Manhattan billowing smoke during the last hour of daylight on September 11th, 2001, set to the decaying pastoral tape loop Basinski had recorded in August, 2001. Shot from Basinski's roof in Williamsburg Brooklyn, this is an actual documentary of how he and his neighbors witnessed the end of that fateful day. It is a tragically beautiful cinema verite elegy dedicated to those who perished in the atrocities of September 11th, 2001.

Industrial-strength drones, art-techno, noise and moody synth experimentation comes in the form of a live performance from Roly Porter, formerly of Vex’d. Operating in a similar sphere to Raime, Ben Frost and Mika Vainio, Porter oscillates a grey cloud of monochrome electronica, sub-bass frequencies and contemporary classical music.

Viral Radio residents C_DR_C, HSIK and Juha will play special sets full of dread music inspired by riots, warfare and political injustice.

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