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Line Management

The Line Management concert took place at Orgelpark on October 7, 2017. A collaboration with musician/composers Michael Bonaventure, René Huysmans, Felipe Ignacio Noriega, Yung-Tuan Ku and Luiz Henrique Yudo, the evening presented an eclectic mix of new music.

I presented three sets there: Automatic consists of 4 short pieces for The Busy Drone, Orgelpark’s Dance Organ. The main role is played by the percussion section and the pieces stress unusual ways of playing this dance organ. The natural sound of the organ is enhanced by electronically manipulated versions.

Point-to-Organ is the next version in a series of installation/compositions revolving around the movement of colored blocks on a screen. Guided by the animation of the blocks, electronic and acoustic tones are moving in and out, emancipating from both the Sauer organ, the computer and the Verschueren organ. This version is the most performative one, with the composer controlling the sequence of colors and organist Bonaventure responding to those colors.

And finally an improvised set of chains of interaction. Live-coder Noriega interacts with the audience through his code, triggering sounds from the Busy Drone. Van Heumen live samples these sounds and throws them at Ku, who adds bass-drum, snare-drum, metal and cymbals to the percussive sound world.