Date: Saturday, 4 February 2023
Door: 20:00h CET
Start: 20:30h CET
Entrance: 5 euro
Location: Varia (Gouwstraat 3, Rotterdam)
It is with some pleasure that we're able to announce that the quest for extra tendencies will continue all throughout 2023. Every month extratonal infrastructure will invite advanced artists to approach the concept of extratonality from unexpected angles between the walls of Varia. Our first event of the year takes place on the 4th of February, where visitors will come face to face with performances by Eric Kinny, Tisa Neža Herlec and Friso van Wijck. This time the program will focus on the interaction between film, music and performance. A trip around the world, for which you only have to travel to the Gouwstraat!
Happy Fuji News is a surrealistic dive into the world of apps, geology, tourism, love and more, done in a joyously performed proto-cinematic way. It is a live-edited "movie" made out of 201 woodcuts, written, carved and printed by Eric Kinny over the course of 2016 - 2022. Prints are shown and thrown at the rhythm of an audio soundtrack with MIDI guitar music by Raphaël Desmarets and characters voices by McCloud Zicmuse, Siet Phorae, Molly Rex, Ma Clément, Alice Perez & Joey Wright, for a total length of 30min. The story follows the unklikely story of a touristic guide on the foothill of Mt Fuji in Japan, trying to make sense of life after facing harsh Tripadvisor reviews of the mountain.
Tisa Neža Herlec communicates, organizes, writes, performs and creates imaginaries (with sound, voice, in texts and images). Collaboration, processuality and the friction between structures ignite her inspiration. In her vocal performances, she sources a song from the subconscious, using extended techniques and exploring the capacities of the voice, empowering it and imaginatively playing with structures, narratives, poetry and presence. She thinks and practices composition and improvisation, exploring its emancipatory and interactive potentials.
Friso van Wijck is a composer, drummer/percussionist, improvisor, visual artist and educator based in Rotterdam. As a versatile drummer he plays modern jazz, improvised music, modern composed music, metal, and everything in between. Friso teaches composition, analysis, music history and improvisation at Codarts/Rotterdam conservatory. As a composer he worked a.o. with Asko ensemble, Nieuw Ensemble, Doelen Ensemble, Mondriaan String Quartet, Doelen String Quartet, David Kweksilber Big Band, Zapp String Quartet, De Helling, Tjeerd Oostendorp and Asko/Schoenberg Ensemble, Ricciotti Ensemble and Ensemble Intercolor.
This event is made possible with the kind support of Popunie Rotterdam.