An intoxicating experience at the Glazen Huis ZET Foundation presents Oorbeek ‘ 10 years of starting again’
Sounds, video images, and rhythms will fill the space - and exciting improvisations are also the order of the day. A perfectly-formed sensual stimulation! This audiovisual extravaganza is the work of the electro-acoustic improvisation collective Oorbeek. Tomark their ten-year anniversary, they will spend a month in the Glazen Huis as guests of the ZETFoundation. ZET selected Oorbeek because of their particular point of departure: rediscover themselves continuously, free of the limits of disciplines and theories.
During the last ten years, Oorbeek have performed in such diverse locations as Paradiso, the BIMhuis,and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, with the mottos “Oorbeek liberates sound” and “Oorbeekalways begins anew”. Oorbeek use various methods to give structure to their improvisations:agreements, rules of play, scores, time indications, direction... or nothing at all. From musical concerts to improvisations with images, dance, and film, Oorbeek embraces them all.
In the Glazen Huis, Oorbeek will introduce a new initiative: Oorbeek Mobiel 24, realised in collaboration with the trumpet player and artist Serge Onnen. The Oorbeek Mobile of 3 x 6 meters, featuring the heads of the Oorbeek members connected to the rotating arms producing sounds on the surrounding instruments.The result will be a continuously-changing musical composition, and a hypnotising experience for ear and eye.
Specially for this occasion a video has been made by Lee Ellickson, in which the members of Oorbeek participate in a musical variation of the surrealist game exquisite corpse.
Oorbeek is: Arie Altena (guitar and banjo), Peter Cleutjens (drums), Maarten Hepp (vocals, Kaoss Pad,small instruments), Klaas Kuitenbrouwer (bass guitar, Jew's harp), Serge Onnen (trumpet), Alice Smits(guitar) and Mark van Tongeren (vocals, Kaoss Pad, various non-Western instruments).
More information about Oorbeek: www.oorbeek.net
More information about the exhibition: www.zetfoundation.nl