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Caterina Barbieri & Ruben Spini / FLORENCE TO, BENDIK GISKE & BRIDGET FERRILL

Date:
Fri 03.12.2021
Hour: 20:30 & 22:00

Blistering electroacoustic sounds by synth composer Caterina Barbieri and saxophonist Bendik Giske, beneath immersive 360° visuals by artists Ruben Spini and Florence To.

Programme:

  • 8:30 p.m. (45 min.) - Caterina Barbieri & Ruben Spini - Aurora Wounds (360°video)
  • 10:00 p.m. (45 min.) - Florence To, Bendik Giske & Bridget Ferrill - PERSPICUS (live + video)
Caterina Barbieri & Ruben Spini - Aurora Wounds © Mathias Völzke
Caterina Barbieri & Ruben Spini - Aurora Wounds © Mathias Völzke

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Caterina Barbieri & Ruben Spini - Aurora Wounds © Mathias Völzke
Caterina Barbieri & Ruben Spini - Aurora Wounds © Mathias Völzke

Aurora Wounds

Caterina Barbieri & Ruben Spini

Composer and synthesiser musician Caterina Barbieri and artist Ruben Spini team up in the video Aurora Wounds, which is set in the High North. The channelling of a ghostly memory rips open the hemispherical dome of the planetarium like a bleeding scar in the space-time manifold. This haunting voice is a tale of vulnerability and catastrophe, the cold case of the human condition and its opaque relationship with the rest of creation and its sublime, encrypted manifestations. Unresolved, Icarian ecstasies fail to evade, instead ultimate witnessing a decaying planet and its sick, exhausted dawns. It’s a violent swansong pleading for radical commitment and a retuning of our place in the cosmos.

  • 360° video at 8:30 p.m. (45min.) (Barbieri does not perform live)
  • Tickets: € 14 / € 10

Originally commissioned by Berliner Festspiele - The New Infinity 2020 / Reworked for BANG! Planetarium Music Festival.

Bendik Giske © Luis Alberto Rodriguez
Bendik Giske © Luis Alberto Rodriguez

PERSPICUS

Florence To, Bendik Giske & Bridget Ferrill - PERSPICUS

PERSPICUS is a collaborative audiovisual piece by saxophonist Bendik Giske, Florence To (visuals), and Bridget Ferrill (sound). In a three-part composition, the work evolves in musical and visual patterns, inviting the audience to travel through imaginary spaces. Bendik Giske's saxophone playing is composed of continuous motions of breath, which combined with 360° visuals creates a sonic and architectural trip.

  • Liveconcert with 360° video at 10:00 p.m. (45 min.)
  • Tickets: € 18 / € 14

Florence To: visuals / Bridget Ferrill: sound
Production: Berliner Festspiele / The New Infinity (2021)

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

360° video at 8:30 (45 min.) & live concert with 360° visuals at 10:00 p.m. (45 min.).

Seated concert with closed doors. Don’t be late; latecomers will be denied entry.

Tickets

Available online.

Prices

  • Standard: €18
  • Discounted with KU Leuven Culture Card & STUK card: €14

Contact

STUK
Naamsestraat 96
3000 Leuven
+ 32 (0)16 32 03 00
info@stuk.be

Tip!

Combine this with BANG! 360° Videos: Actress & Actual Objects / Joanie Lemercier

> 7 p.m. (30 min.)
> Tickets: € 5

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