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AMERICAN WIZARDRY - APRIL 2015 NEWSLETTER

10 & 11 April - AMERICAN WIZARDRY

GET TICKETS for 10 APRIL: AMERICAN WIZARDRY @ KORZO in THE HAGUE

GET TICKETS for 11 APRIL: AMERICAN WIZARDRY @ OSTADE A"DAM in AMSTERDAM

• 10 APRIL: DOUBLE BILL - AMERICAN WIZARDRY @ Korzo Theater, The Hague
Monica Germino & Frank van der Weij | Brendan Faegre Edge Ensemble
• 11 APRIL: AMERICAN WIZARDRY - Monica Germino & Frank van der Weij @ Ostade A'dam, Amsterdam
• CELEBRATION! 11 APRIL: live preview of the new INDUSTRY video clip, to be released soon on Cantaloupe Music

More info: click to read the latest newsletter online

"...a tour-de-force of slowly rising intensity" - The Daily Telegraph (UK)

 

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AMERICAN WIZARDRY 11 APRIL in AMSTERDAM

SATURDAY 11 APRIL, 20.30: OSTADE A'DAM, Amsterdam (NL)
AMERICAN WIZARDRY / Monica Germino: violin / voice / kick drums & Frank van der Weij: sound design
Plus: exclusive for Ostade A'dam! live preview of the new video clip of Michael Gordon's INDUSTRY to be released soon on Cantaloupe Music 
AMERICAN WIZARDRY explores the wizardry of transformation. This new program features American composers as the wizards working with Monica Germino and Frank van der Weij to transform sound and exploit new technologies. The show celebrates the intriguing collaboration of composer-performer-sound designer, with works for violin and sound design by Missy Mazzoli, Julia Wolfe, David Dramm, Annie Gosfield, Michael Gordon, and a world premiere by Molly Joyce. 
 
About the new video clip of Michael Gordon's INDUSTRY:
"...In her fiery performance of composer Michael Gordon's "tour-de-force of slowly rising intensity" [The Daily Telegraph], violinist Monica Germino revels in pushing the signal-processed limits of her instrument in collaboration with sound designer Frank van der Weij. Filmed and edited by video artist Marcel Wierckx, Industry captures a bold, futuristic and ultimately high-voltage vision of one of the most challenging works in new classical music."
This BRAND-NEW music video on Cantaloupe Music will be available soon for download through Cantaloupe Music and Bang on a Can, as well as all major online distributors.
Music: Michael Gordon. Video: Marcel Wierckx. Adapted violin: Monica Germino. Recording & sound design: Frank van der Weij.
 
The crisscrossing paths Frank and Monica have taken over the years have led to many an unexpected destination. Each new piece catapulted the duo into a next round of discoveries. Besides performing brilliant new works for violin and sound engineer, Monica and Frank aim to increase audience awareness of the thrilling 3-way collaboration of composer-performer-sound designer. The duo continues to document and share the working process with the audience through pre-recorded (audio or video) composer introductions preceding each piece. This additional layer unites the past with the present, and brings the composers into the forefront alongside the performers. The duo began recording composers in 2007, and the ever-expanding project has grown into a fascinating collection of composer insights.
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AMERICAN WIZARDRY 10 & 11 APRIL

10 APRIL - DOUBLE BILL @ Korzo Theater in The Hague (NL)
20.30 AMERICAN WIZARDRY / Monica Germino (violin/voice/kick drums) and Frank van der Weij (sound design)
21.30 Six Views from the Edge / Brendan Faegre Edge Ensemble
TICKETS for Korzo
 
11 APRIL, 20.30: OSTADE A'DAM, Amsterdam (NL)
AMERICAN WIZARDRY / Monica Germino & Frank van der Weij 
Plus: exclusive for Ostade A'dam! live preview of the new video clip of Michael Gordon's INDUSTRY to be released soon on Cantaloupe Music
GET TICKETS HERE

AMERICAN WIZARDRY explores the wizardry of transformation. American composers are the wizards working with Monica Germino (violin/voice/kick drums) and Frank van der Weij (sound design) to transform sound, execute unconventional feats and exploit new technologies.

The music: Missy Mazzoli, Julia Wolfe, David Dramm, Annie Gosfield, and a world premiere by Molly Joyce.
Plus, on 11 April only*: NEW RELEASE celebration & presentation of the video clip of Michael Gordon's INDUSTRY.
*NEW RELEASE: this BRAND-NEW music video on Cantaloupe Music will be available for exclusive download through Cantaloupe Music and Bang on a Can, as well as all major online distributors. Music: Michael Gordon. Video: Marcel Wierckx. Adapted violin: Monica Germino. Recording & sound design: Frank van der Weij.
 
The crisscrossing paths Frank and Monica have taken over the years have led to many an unexpected destination. Each new piece catapulted the duo into a next round of discoveries. Besides performing brilliant new works for violin and sound engineer, Monica and Frank aim to increase audience awareness of the thrilling 3-way collaboration of composer-performer-sound designer. The duo continues to document and share the working process with the audience through pre-recorded (audio or video) composer introductions preceding each piece. This additional layer unites the past with the present, and brings the composers into the forefront alongside the performers. The duo began recording composers in 2007, and the ever-expanding project has grown into a fascinating collection of composer insights.
 
10 April: Uitkrant (in Dutch)
11 April: Uitburo.nl (in Dutch)
 
photo: Elisabeth Melchior
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2014-2015 tour of My Private Odyssey comes to a close

photo: Andreas J Etter

After 30 performances, the 2014-2015 tour of My Private Odyssey has come to a close. A spectacular collaboration with the extraordinary Club Guy & Roni, tanzmainz, composer David Dramm & composer/pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama, (electric) violinist Monica Germino, and flutist Anne La Berge.

Some press below:

"...honest and extraordinarily modern. Magnificent." -Allgemeine Zeitung
5 stars, Theaterkrant.nl *****
"It's also refreshing to see musicians at work that are not just fantastic performers but also 
strong actors. The main merit of My Private Odyssey is the harmony between all of the media, 
dancers, musicians, and that orating, chain-smoking Albert Camus meets Alain Delon..."
"...the fabulous dance group Club Guy & Roni...through an explosion of dance and music they 
bring a scorching ode to Homer, while driven by Odyssey's monologue written by Van den Bosch.” 
-NRC Handelsblad

WATCH THE TRAILER

Text: Ko van den Bosch | Decor: Ascon de Nijs | Costumes: Slavna Martinovic | Sound: Martin Lambeek | Light: Wil Frikken | Dramaturgy: Veerle van Overloop | Visuals: WERC 

 

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My Private Odyssey on tour in January

photo: Andreas J Etter; costumes by Slavna Martinovic 

Next up: 16 JANUARY, 20.00 – My Private Odyssey – Rabotheater, Hengelo, (NL) - CLUB GUY & RONI

"...honest and extraordinarily modern. Magnificent." -Allgemeine Zeitung

WATCH THE TRAILER

Click to read the latest newsletter online: My Private Odyssey

JANUARY:
7 JANUARY, 20.30 – My Private Odyssey – Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie, Leeuwarden
9 JANUARY, 20.30 – My Private Odyssey – Schouwburg Ogterop Meppel, Meppel, (NL)
11 JANUARY, 19.30 – My Private Odyssey – Staatstheater Mainz (Germany)
14 JANUARY, 20.15 – My Private Odyssey – Theater Speelhuis, Helmond, (NL)
15 JANUARY, 20.00 – My Private Odyssey – Theater de Nieuwe Kolk, Assen, (NL)
16 JANUARY, 20.00 – My Private Odyssey – Rabotheater, Hengelo, (NL)
20 JANUARY, 19.30 – My Private Odyssey – Staatstheater Mainz (Germany)
22 JANUARY, 20.00 – My Private Odyssey – Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Utrecht, (NL)
23 JANUARY, 20.30 – My Private Odyssey – Toneelschuur, Haarlem, (NL)

FEBRUARY
1 FEBRUARY – My Private Odyssey – Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag, (NL)
4 FEBRUARY – My Private Odyssey – Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht, (NL)
5 FEBRUARY – My Private Odyssey – Schouwburg Amstelveen, Amstelveen, (NL)

My Private Odyssey is on tour through February 2015:  Click here for a complete list of tour dates

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My Private Odyssey on tour

photo: Andreas J Etter; costumes by Slavna Martinovic 

7 january, 20.30

Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie in Leeuwarden (NL): CLUB GUY & RONI

Click to read the latest newsletter online: My Private Odyssey

"...honest and extraordinarily modern. Magnificent." -Allgemeine Zeitung

WATCH THE TRAILER

My Private Odyssey is on tour through February 2015: See below or Click here for a complete list of tour dates

7 JANUARY – My Private Odyssey – Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie, Leeuwarden, (NL)
9 JANUARY – My Private Odyssey – Schouwburg Ogterop Meppel, Meppel, (NL)
11 JANUARY – My Private Odyssey – Staatstheater Mainz, Mainz (Germany)
14 JANUARY – My Private Odyssey – Theater Speelhuis, Helmond, (NL)
15 JANUARY – My Private Odyssey – Theater de Nieuwe Kolk, Assen, (NL)
16 JANUARY – My Private Odyssey – Rabotheater, Hengelo, (NL)
20 JANUARY – My Private Odyssey – Staatstheater Mainz, Mainz (Germany)
22 JANUARY – My Private Odyssey – Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Utrecht, (NL)
23 JANUARY – My Private Odyssey – Toneelschuur, Haarlem, (NL)

FEBRUARY
1 FEBRUARY – My Private Odyssey – Theater aan het Spui, Den Haag, (NL)
4 FEBRUARY – My Private Odyssey – Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht, (NL)
5 FEBRUARY – My Private Odyssey – Schouwburg Amstelveen, Amstelveen, (NL)

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MY PRIVATE ODYSSEY in Almere

photo: Andreas J Etter; costumes by Slavna Martinovic 

FRIDAY 19 DECEMBER, 20.30 - Schouwburg AlmereCLUB GUY & RONI 

Click to read the latest newsletter online: My Private Odyssey in Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

"...honest and extraordinarily modern. Magnificent." -Allgemeine Zeitung

& on tour through February 2015: Click here for a complete list of tour dates

WATCH THE TRAILER

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Newsletter - 'My Private Odyssey' in Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

photo: Andreas J Etter; costumes by Slavna Martinovic 

Monday 15 December, 20.30 - Stadsschouwburg AmsterdamClub Guy & Roni 

Click to read the latest newsletter online: My Private Odyssey in Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

"...honest and extraordinarily modern. Magnificent." -Allgemeine Zeitung

& on tour through February 2015: Click here for a complete list of tour dates

WATCH THE TRAILER

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MY PRIVATE ODYSSEY

MY PRIVATE ODYSSEY premiered in October 2014 and is on tour in Germany and the Netherlands until February 2015.
 
Next stops: 
THE NETHERLANDS:
Dordrecht: Thursday 27 November, 20.30 Energiehuis Dordrecht
Gouda: Wednesday 3 December, 20.00 Goudse Schouwburg
Amsterdam: Monday 15 December, 20.30 Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam
Almere: Friday 19 December, 20.30 Schouwburg Almere
 
and in MAINZ, GERMANY:
Sunday 7 December, 19.30 Staatstheater Mainz | Mainz (DE)
 
Read about it on Facebook
 
'My Private Odyssey' is a co-production with Club Guy & Roni, the German company tanzmainz, and the musical dream team of composer David Dramm, composer and pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama, violinist/electric violinist Monica Germino, and fluitist Anne La Berge. The three musicians are on stage with ten dancers, accompanied by the images of WERC video collective and a text by Ko van den Bosch (Alex d’Electrique, NNT).
 
‘The Odyssey’ still fascinates and inspires... read more
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MY PRIVATE ODYSSEY in Rotterdam

MY PRIVATE ODYSSEY on tour:
Next stop: Thursday, 6 November, 20.15 in ROTTERDAM
Venue, info & tickets: Rotterdamse Schouwburg
 
Read about it on Facebook
 
On Thursday November 6th ‘My Private Odyssey’ arrives at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg
'My Private Odyssey' is a co-production with Club Guy & Roni, the German company tanzmainz, and the musical dream team of composer David Dramm, composer and pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama, violinist Monica Germino, and fluitist Anne La Berge. The three musicians are on stage with ten dancers, accompanied by the images of WERC video collective and a text by Ko van den Bosch (Alex d’Electrique, NNT).
 
‘The Odyssey’ still fascinates and inspires... read more
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Sounds of Music Festival

October 25, 20.00

Sounds of Music Festival

venue: Grand Theatre Groningen (NL)

Premieres of new works by Missy MazzoliIan WilsonDavid Dramm

Monica Germino, violin/voice/kick drums | Missy Mazzoli, composer/piano | Fie Schouten, clarinet | Frank van der Weij, sound design

Missy MazzoliVespers for Violin (2014) (world premiere)
Ian WilsonSix Twenty-five a.m. for singing violinist and sound designer (2014) (world premiere)
Premiere of the concert version David Dramm's Hammerhead (2014) for violin and 2 kick drums
& more music by Missy Mazzoli.
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photo: Andreas J Etter. Dress rehearsal, My Private Odyssey. Costumes by Slavna Martinovic 

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