MUTED premieres at Oranjewoud Festival

MUTED

Premiere: 8 June 2018 at 20.00, Oranjewoud Festival, Museum Belvedere. Performances from 7-9 June.

A collective work by 4 composers for violin, voice, whisperviolin, frame violin, a multitude of mutes, and light

composers: Louis Andriessen, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe

Watch broadcast of Podium Witteman here -the segment about MUTED starts at 6'55" (in Dutch). Music: 19'30"

Excerpt by Louis Andriessen here

Stage design & lighting: Floriaan Ganzevoort

Text: excerpts from archy and mehitabel by Don Marquis

Cast of credits, MUTED:

Commissioners
The Doelen, Rotterdam (Neil Wallace, Executive Producer)
Oranjewoud Festival, Oranjewoud
Music on Main, Vancouver

Partners and presenters
Wonderfeel Festival
Korzo, Den Haag
Muziekgebouw Aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam
November Music, Den Bosch

With thanks to
MassMoCA, Massachusetts, USA
Kenny Savelson, Bang on a Can All-Stars
Phillipa Thompson, Bang on a Can Summer Festival
Vera Kuiper, Dutch Consulate, New York
Neil Wallace, Programme Director, de Doelen
Bas Maas, luthier
Marcel Wanders, designer
Niek Versfeld and Jaap Peter Kronemeijer, Audiologisch Centrum Hilversum
Stijn Hoogeboom, Oorwerk, Hilversum
Jacqueline & Serge Stam, Stam Vioolbouw

photo Anne Reinke

Live TV broadcast, Podium Witteman

Watch broadcast of Podium Witteman here -the segment about MUTED starts at 6'55" (in Dutch). Music: 19'30"

Excerpt by Louis Andriessen here

Monica Germino talks about and plays excerpts from MUTED, a collective work by 4 composers for violin, voice, whisperviolin, frame violin, a multitude of mutes, and light

composers: Louis Andriessen, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe

Broadcast date: 6 May, 18.00, NPO2

Premiere of MUTED: 8 June 2018 at 20.00, Oranjewoud Festival, Museum Belvedere. Performances from 7-9 June.

composers: Louis Andriessen, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe

Stage design & lighting: Floriaan Ganzevoort

Text: excerpts from archy and mehitabel by Don Marquis

whisperviolin

Welcome to the newest addition to the family, which thus far includes a Ceruti from 1802, a Violectra by Dave Bruce Johnson, a modified violin for INDUSTRY, Mr. Blue (seeing is believing), and more coming up...watch this space!

This frame violin, also known as a mute violin, is from ca. 1870. It has a beautiful, intimate, overtone-rich sound. Surprisingly little is known about these striking instruments.  One resource is the National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota.