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Let’s raise the tone 2



Last thursday, sep 1, we (Esmeralda, Maria, Natanja) went quite loud.

It was uncomfortable, liberating, tiring, funny, surprising…

We started by trying to define loudness in a performative space, outside the sense of hearing to which it first of all ‘belongs’. What is loud with a silent body, what is a loud space?

Loud: a higher than average:

  • Muscular tension
  • Speed (but we perceived slow with a high tension also as loud)
  • Volume
  • Expression
  • Use of space
  • Repetition
  • Unfocussed energy
  • Chattering (filling time/space without pause)

Loudness can obviously not exist without its counterpart and a build-up. It was easy to create loudness through opposition, but it was more interesting to create it through collaboration. We investigated the loudness of clichés: circus, argument, showballet, clowning.

Coming thursday, september 8, we continue with this theme and it would be so great to be numerous!

So pack your instruments and dancing pants, oil your throats and come play!

Thursday september 8, 13 -17 hrs, Studio Vredenburg, Vredenburgersteeg 31-35, Amsterdam.

Costs: contribution towards rent between € 5 and € 10, or seasonal contribution € 50.

Please comment below to announce your presence at the session!

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2 thoughts on “Let’s raise the tone 2

  1. Excellent! I’d like to ride that beast 🙂

    Just need to check on a conflict of times on Thursday, but otherwise, I’ll be there!


    Posted by Thomas Johannsen | September 3, 2016, 16:19
  2. I try to come as well.If I come, I’m on time, that’s for sure. Sam

    Posted by Sam | September 7, 2016, 22:50

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