Fluister de wind waarop

Fluister de wind waarop

de Appel, Schipluidenlaan 12, Amsterdam

Fluister de wind waarop

Friday 14 August 2020, 18:00–19:00
de Appel, Schipluidenlaan 12, Amsterdam

To attend in person, or via livestream.

Identify three sounds near you. Give them space within you and allow them to take on a shape or a color. Let them move by their own accord, intersecting with each other but always autonomous. Inviting them to meddle for a while, try capturing their passive or deafening essence without judgment. Guiding your body to stillness and contemplation, think of yourself as a receptor and transmitter of sound and how that position relates to other sound-giving entities.

Two listening sessions, one in July and one in August, both organized by de Appel’s Curatorial Programme participant Sharmyn Cruz Rivera* invite us to consider sound as a conduit of vibration, sentiment, energy, and a testament to the life force that travels through the body. Recognizing sound as a primordial player in our emotional inner life, Ambient music and its commercialized form, New Age music, saw beyond the boundaries of sound-making to imagine new ways of relating to it. Throughout history, music has played an important role in the search for spiritual wisdom and self-actualization. The musical lexicon created in the 60s and 70s with the incorporation of soundscapes and emerging technologies continues to inform and expand through contemporary music-making. This two- part program takes note of such histories and seeks to mark their everlasting influence in sound experimentation today.

For the program on August 14th, the following artists have been invited to elucidate their sonic pillars in relation to consciousness, interiority, and the natural world.


Marc Barreca - The Cult of Saint Jerome
K. Leimer - Individuation
Oren Ambarchi - Palm Sugar Candy (excerpt)
crys cole - blood and memory #2
Mihalis Shammas - A New Material
Jasmine Guffond - Forever Listening
Beverly Glenn-Copeland - River Dreams

Curated by Sharmyn Cruz Rivera

The program will be accessible to a limited number of visitors inside the acoustic wonder of de Appel’s Aula. To book your spot please click here.

During the livestream transmission of Quinsy Gario en Glenda Martinus’ contribution to Day for Night, you will be able to listen remotely.

*Sharmyn Cruz Rivera is a Puerto Rican curator and writer based in Rotterdam. Her research departs from meditations on human geography, radical manifestations of identity, and methodologies of collaboration.

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