Earwash II (Individual version)

Alberto Granados Reguilon

NOWHERE, Dans studio

08 Sep.

Wednesday

18:50-19:00

08 Sep.

Wednesday

19:10-19:20

08 Sep.

Wednesday

19:30-19:40

08 Sep.

Wednesday

19:50-20:00

08 Sep.

Wednesday

20:10-20:20

08 Sep.

Wednesday

20:30-20:40

09 Sep.

Thursday

18:50-19:00

09 Sep.

Thursday

19:10-19:20

09 Sep.

Thursday

19:30-19:40

09 Sep.

Thursday

19:50-20:00

09 Sep.

Thursday

20:10-20:20

09 Sep.

Thursday

20:30-20:40

09 Sep.

Thursday

20:50-21:00

09 Sep.

Thursday

21:10-21:20

09 Sep.

Thursday

21:30-21:40

10 Sep.

Friday

18:50-19:00

10 Sep.

Friday

19:10-19:20

10 Sep.

Friday

19:30-19:40

10 Sep.

Friday

19:50-20:00

10 Sep.

Friday

20:10-20:20

10 Sep.

Friday

20:30-20:40

10 Sep.

Friday

20:50-21:00

10 Sep.

Friday

21:10-21:20

10 Sep.

Friday

21:30-21:40

Why can’t I hold on to my memories? How many times do I have to read a sentence to understand the idea behind it? Why do I feel naked without my phone? Why don’t I whistle anymore as I used to?

I don’t remember the last time I was relaxed. honestly? I don’t know how to. My brain never stops and jumps chaotically from one thing to the other. Every time I try to read a book or watch TV, my ‘to-do’ list flashes before my eyes. Plus, I’m expected to be online 24/7 and always available, it doesn’t even stop on holiday. I feel guilty because I know that I should be answering my emails or social messages, or I should be at the gym, or looking for love.

Earwash presents three experiences around the same idea: the health and condition of our ears. It creates an alternative space to the amount of stimuli around us coming from the street, our phones or the TV. Earwash is inspired by the ASMR phenomenon and tries to bring it a step further by adding live interaction that allows the audience to perceive other senses along the piece. This results in the attempt to create a contemporary lullaby for an overstimulated world .

Earwash is organized in three different experiences containing respectively an individual/collective/active format. All experiences happen simultaneously in different spaces and the audience can navigate between them to receive their ” Earwash “.

Earwash I is the “Collective experience”: It is an ASMR musical video projection guided by 2 performers in a duration of 30 min, and experienced with headphones. The combination of a technological virtual world together with live performance allows the audience to experience a multisensorial journey towards a reflection of the overstimulated world we live in. If you want to reserve a ticket for Earwash I you should do it through this webpage: https://tickets.voordemensen.nl/fringe/event/1387

Earwash II is the “Individual Experience” or Personal Ear Barber: It is an intimate 1 to 1 experience in which the composer makes a personal performance to only one member of the audience at a time. The single member of the audience sits in a barber chair and receives his/her sound massage. The piece is experienced with headphones and vibration speakers. 

Earwash III is the “Active Experience”: In this case the audience is able to explore by their own the ASMR Earwash experience. By an installation of a sound sculpture guided by a singer you would be able to discover the secrets of this sculpture, and make and enjoy your own sounds. (This experience is for free and doesn’t sell tickets, just approach it when you are in the building, next to the other experiences).

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About the artist

Alberto Granados Reguilón was born in Madrid, 1993. His artistic experience covers a wide range of musical activities, combining performance with composition and music theatre.

He wrote music for more than 20 theater productions working with some of the best theater directors of Spain, including an acapella musical (Iberian Gangsters, candidate for “Best composition for scene” in the Spanish National Theater Awards 2018), plus one rock opera and one cabaret, both of them premiered in Washington DC.

He studied flute with Alessandra Rombolà, and he finished his highschool studies honored with the excellence award by the council of Madrid. He started his studies in Philosophy in Universidad Complutense, but after receiving a scholarship for international studies he went to Holland to study music.

He studied his Bachelor composition degree at Codarts Rotterdam with Peter Jan Wagemans and René Uijlenhoet, and his Master composition degree at the Amsterdam Conservatorium with Richard Ayres, Willem Jeths and Jorrit Tamminga.

His pieces have been performed by the Klang Forum Wien, Nieuwe Ensemble, Atlas Ensemble, Akom Ensemble, and Ensemble San Pablo, some of which were premiered in music halls like Muziekgebouw (Amsterdam), De Doelen (Rotterdam), Orgel Park (Amsterdam) , the Dutch National Opera (Amsterdam), Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Albert Long Hall (Istanbul), National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Taiwan). In 2020 he premiered his performance Earwash at Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Het huis.

He has also attended a number of courses and masterclasses by Tristan Murail, Rebecca Saunders, Carola Bauckholt, Daniel Ott, Fred Frith, Trevor Wishart, Anna Korsun, Klaus Lang.

Production:

Irene Comesana, Isabel van Hauwe

Supported by:

JANIVO
Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunsten