Earwash I (Collective version)

Alberto Granados Reguilon

NOWHERE

08 sep.

woensdag

19:00-19:30

08 sep.

woensdag

20:00-20:30

08 sep.

woensdag

21:00-21:30

09 sep.

donderdag

19:00-19:30

09 sep.

donderdag

20:00-20:30

09 sep.

donderdag

21:00-21:30

10 sep.

vrijdag

19:00-19:30

10 sep.

vrijdag

20:00-20:30

10 sep.

vrijdag

21:00-21:30

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. The piece is an attempt to create an alternative space to the amount of stimuli around us coming from the street, our phones or the TV. Earwash is inspired by the perceptual phenomenon of ASMR, but tries to bring this format a step further by adding live interaction which allows for the audience to experience different senses during 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 for a duration of 30 minutes, and experienced while using headphones. The combination of a technological virtual world together with live performance allows the audience to experience a multi-sensorial journey towards a reflection of the overstimulated world we live in.

 

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 live performance and performs this to only one member of the audience at a time. The  audience member sits in a barber chair and receives his/her sound massage. The piece is experienced with headphones and vibration speakers. If you want to reserve a ticket for Earwash II you should do it through this webpage:

https://tickets.voordemensen.nl/fringe/event/1407

 

Earwash III is the “Active Experience”. Here, the audience is able to explore the ASMR Earwash experience by their own. Through the installation of a sound sculpture guided by a singer you will be able to discover the secrets of this sculpture, and make and enjoy your own sounds. (There are no tickets for sale for this experience: it is for free. Just approach it when you are in the building, next to the other experiences).

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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 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, at Het huis.

 

Noemi Calzavara (Milan 1998) is a young dancer. Through her education in Codarts University of the Arts and her internship with Tanzmainz, she experienced the stage and explored different aspects of dance, growing into an open-minded and devoted dancer.  Noemi aims to integrate her authentic expression within the creative process using imagination, courage, honesty, and sensitivity as tools. She has worked with Giuseppe Spota, Pierre Rigal, Marta Worner, Adrijana Dancevska, and Felix Berner. Dancing works from Hofesch Schechter, Marco Goecke, Sharon Eyal, Jiří Kylián and Ihsan Rustem.

Jesse Debille is a versatile performer with limbs in dance, theater, circus, and music. He left Flanders to walk the Netherlands. After spending one year at the performance program in Maastricht he now stranded in the third year of the Mime education at AHK where he is developing and learning to translate his love for body and movement to the practice of presence. Physical work is a starting point and movement is the map. He is still in full discovery.

 

Nina Künzel is a Dutch vocalist, with a broad range of musical interests. She studied classical singing with Charlotte Riedijk at Codarts, Rotterdam. In this genre she also had lessons with Marta Mathéu at the Liceu in Barcelona. Performing contemporary music – and when possible working together with young composers – was her main focus at both conservatories. For her last live project in 2020 she sang John Cage’s – ARIA in the Orgelpark, Amsterdam.

 

Isabel van Hauwe is a Dutch dramaturg trained at the MA International Dramaturgy at the University of Amsterdam. Her interests within the work field are based in music theater and movement theatre. She worked on the project OFFSPRING at the National Opera and as assistant-dramaturg of dance dramaturg Peggy Olislaegers, and she is currently working as a dramaturg for Production House Theater Rotterdam.

 

 

Noemi Calzavara
Performer (dance)
Jesse Debille
Performer (mime)
Nina Künzel
Performer
Isabel van Hauwe
Dramaturg

Production:

Irene Comesana, Isabel of Hauwe

 

Supported by:

JANIVO

Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst