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Sonic Acts


Amsterdam, NL


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One of the most original composers and vocalists, Jennifer Walshe, a student of Tony Conrad, prepares a real spectacle for the Sonic Acts Festival 2019.

Having previously ‘faked’ a history of the musical avant-garde in Ireland, Walshe has teamed up with philosopher Timothy Morton and a host of collaborators to explore the multiplicity of temporalities at the heart of being human.

In their new opera, Time Time Time, which premieres on 24 February at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, everyone in the room is important – the fast-paced digital time of M.C. Schmidt and Walshe; the deep geological rhythms of Lee Patterson; the liminal eternal drones of Aine O’Dwyer; the shifting tectonic plates of Streifenjunko and Vilde&Inga; and the audience, whose entropy demonstrates that time is indeed passing.

TIME TIME TIME has been commissioned by Borealis – en festival for eksperimentell musikk, Sonic Acts, MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues, Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, and London Contemporary Music Festival /​ Serpentine Galleries. The commission was supported by Arts Council Norway, Arts Council of Ireland and the Performing Arts Fund NL.

Funded by the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung. Commissioned as part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.

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