Michel Waisvisz’ Project: Touched by Sound – Workshop with Tarek Atoui
Developed together with the Kentalis in Amsterdam, an organisation that supports people who are hearing impaired, deaf or deaf-blind, Tarek Atoui will host a workshop with a group of children who are deaf.
Together they will delve into the Waisvisz archive in relation to Atoui’s ongoing research into instrument building, touch design, and composing together with people with different hearing abilities through his project Within. A series of Michel Waisvisz’ unedited line drawings, sometimes more than 6 metres in length, composed of multidimensional waves, are being reproduced and brought into connection to Atoui’s Sub Ink. The instrument was constructed as a set of four units with a single subwoofer each on which the performer sits in contact with the sound. By touching an ink drawing the musician previously prepares, plays a basic synthesiser in rhythmic or melodic ways.
Part of workshop series at Sonic Acts Biennial 2024 engaging with the Michel Waisvisz archive. The workshops focus on his dynamic, sensorial approach to electronic instruments, musical notation, and sonic expression.