In a world that becomes more and more like a game environment, MAZE FESTIVAL explores interactive scores as a way of questioning and redesigning the relationship between musicians, composers and audience, using game strategies and interactive electronics. This is the third edition of the yearly festival initiated by MAZE Ensemble: six renowned Amsterdam-based musicians from contemporary music scenes including jazz, improv and experimental electronics. Featuring world premieres and other works by innovative international sound artists including Marko Ciciliani, Alessandro Bosetti, Alexander Schubert and Claudio Baroni.
FRIDAY 18 MAY
18:00 – 19:00
The first day of MAZE Festival presents two concerts in Splendor. At 18:00 is the official presentation of Karada, a composition / interactive installation by composer Claudio Baroni and artist Adi Hollander. In Karada, sound makes art-objects vibrate. The audience can just listen or lie on the objects and feel the music. The work is based on a book by Japanese scholar Michitaro Tada and will be on display for the remainder of the festival weekend.
20:30 – 22:00
After a standing dinner with empanadas, MAZE Festival plays world premières in the second concert: Renard by innovative sound artist Alessandro Bosetti – an audiovisual work based on a divination session -, Yannis Kyriakides‘ Satyr Drama and Anne La Berge‘s Consensus. Info and tickets Day 1
SATURDAY 19 MAY
14.30 – 17.30
Saturday afternoon, MAZE Ensemble plays a new version of Yannis Kyriakides and Konrad Smolenski‘s Trackers: a series of interactive scores based on a text of Sophocles that deals with the idea of the origins of music and who is allowed to participate. Info and tickets Day 2.
At night, we move on to partner event DNK Days #4: Theatricality and Performance in Music in De Appel in Broedplaats
SUNDAY 20 MAY
Discussion 14.30 – 17.30
Concert 19.30 – 21.00
The third and final day of MAZE Festival starts with an afternoon conference on interactive scores. Featuring speakers like Marco Ciciliani, Marcel Wieringa and design agency Tellart, and co-curation by FIBER Festival. At night, the closing concert brings works by Joanna Bailie, João Ceitil, Mári Mako, Marco Ciciliani and Alexander Schuberts spectacular audiovisual piece silent post. Info and tickets Day 3
- Per day: €15 / €12,50 (Splendor members, CJP)
- DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3
- Splendor Festival Pass: – €40 – CJP: € 35.00 – Splendor members: € 35.00
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