Starts:
May
28
2009
Performance:

Jozef Van Wissem in Berlin

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POSTED BY: 4in1 | Wed May 6th, 2009 11:36 a.m.

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Jozef van Wissem (NL)
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> Van Wissem first came to be noticed a few years ago because of his radical conceptual approach to Renaissance lute music: he deconstructed existing compositions, for instance by playing them backwards. He also composed his own pieces for lute, using palindromes and mirrored structures. The unusual wedlock of composition and improvisation creates an unheard amalgam of contemporary folk and early music. Van Wissem has accomplished the strange feat of bridging the idiom of seventeenth century lute literature and twenty-first century contemporary music. Although he uses subtle electronic sound manipulation, he has largely stayed faithful to the particular timbre, resonance and playing technique of the lute.
> Since 1999 Jozef van Wissem studies palindromic composition technics of the lute, and in 2008 "Sola Fide," a work commissioned by London's National Gallery, was held as an aural depiction to "The Ambassador," a painting by Hans Holbein from 1533. Wissem runs his own Brooklyn based Incunabulum label, and performs regularly around the world in duo with Gary Lucas (of Captain Beefheart), Maurizio Bianchi, James Blackshaw, Chris Forsyth, Tetuzi Akiyama and Elliot Sharp.
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> BLUE by Derek Jarman “From the bottom of your heart, pray to be released from image.”
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> A Blue screen provides the canvas for the visions of the audience, conjured up from the evocative words and music of the remarkably rich soundtrack by Simon Fisher-Turner. Jarman’s own words are delivered by John Quentin, Nigel Terry, Tilda Swinton and Jarman himself. Quite without sentimentality, self pity or polemic, eloquently spare and vivid in its verbal imagery. And at times very funny, BLUE is a remarkable work by one of Britain’s most extra-ordinary filmmakers. A courageous personal testimony about his experiences with AIDS, BLUE is Derek Jarman’s most radical and daring film and was hailed as a master-piece when it premiered at the Venice Biennale.
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> Pressrelease provided by Jozef van Wissem
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> Text about BLUE by Derek Jarman from www.artificial-eye.com
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> White Rabbit Berlin/ Galerie der Künste
> Potsdamer Strasse 98
> 10875 Berlin
> U-1: Kurfürstenstrasse/U-2 Bülowstrasse - Metro-Bus: M29/M48/M85 bis Potsdamer Brücke
> Film Screening "Blue" um 20.30 Uhr/ Jozef van Wissem um 21.30 Uhr.
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> artists:
> http://www.jozefvanwissem.com/
> http://www.myspace.com/vanwissem
> http://www.myspace.com/thebrethrenofthefreespirit
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> location/info:
> http://www.gdk-berlin.de/
> http://www.white-rabbit-berlin.com/
> http://www.hairentertainment.com/lockig
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> support:
> http://www.a-musik.com/
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Link:
http://www.white-rabbit-berlin.com/