Today at qb.4 premiere of “Van Bergen - Van Kreij” , a brand new electro-acoustic duo in interdisciplinary music. Both composer and improvisor they present solo & duo improvisations, results of the IOM-AIM artistic research and performances of own compositions.
Since the end of 2013 Van Bergen and Van Kreij have an artistic dialogue and work together in the IOM-AIM Research. IOM-AIM researches interactive computer music improvisation with as a starting point improvisation defined as “an unstable and unpredictable activity” (Van Bergen).
Peter van Bergen (NL, wind-instruments - saxophones & clarinets) - improvisor, composer, interpreter, artistic researcher in contemporary interdisciplinary music studied at the Royal Conservatory The Hague and studied with Evan Parker. Founder/director of LOOS (Foundation - Ensemble - Studio). Performed with a.o. Cecil Taylor, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Butch Morris, Roscoe Mitchell, George Lewis, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Misha Mengelberg, Maarten Altena, Michiel Braam, Gert Jan Prins. Premiered a wide range of new works of composers like Louis Andriessen, Gilius van Bergeijk, Cornelis de Bondt, Huib Emmer, Martijn Padding, Guus Janssen and more. Received several scholarships and awards and is an artistic researcher. He started IOM-AIM Research and is currently PhD candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, promotor Prof. Dr. Kathleen Coessens, subject “Improvisation, Interactivity, Instability: Artistic Transformations”.
Johan van Kreij (NL, electronics) is a musician, improvisor, composer, creator and teacher. Using software and electronics he builds instruments and objects that he performs in various situations. This can be in the context of improvisation—solo or with other musicians— as well as music theatre and contemporary dance. He has long-running collaborations with musicians and artists, among others Marie Guilleray, Ted Stoffer, Frances Marie Uitti and Paul Koek. He teaches at the Institute of Sonology.
Darien Brito He is presenting some fragments of Strange Attractors, a new live generated audiovisual performance he is working on. The piece is heavily influenced by chaotic systems. They were first described by Edward Lorenz, while researching patterns in the weather. He is looking into how such systems can provide rich textures of sound and how they can be used to create attractive patters of visualisation.
Miloš Cathals is an improvised round table musical discussion of four distinctly different live electronics setups, integrated into a larger system.