08 Mar 2020

The Order of Thoughts and Things

Upcoming premiere of two sound installations at the Rewire Festival

spinoza_small.jpg The two sound works created for Music for a Busy City project at the Rewire Festival are connected to places in Den Haag associated with the philosopher Baruch Spinoza: De Nieuwe Kerk, next to his tombstone, and the Spinozahuis, Pavilioensgracht 72, his last abode. Both works are titled: ‘ The Order of Thoughts and Things’, at De Nieuwe Kerk: The Order of Thoughts and Things (Tombstone), and the Pavilioensgracht: The Order of Thoughts and Things (House). Both works juxtapose processed voice with materials such as stone and glass. In (Tombstone) the voices are made to resonate like glass, and are morphed with the sound of the many seagulls that flock around the church. In (House) an intimate female voice is stretched around the 4 corners of the square, triggering sequences of intense noise, and percussive sounds. The title of the work is based on a Proposition from Book 2 of the Ethics: 'The order and connection of ideas is the same as the order and connection of things.'

30 Jan 2020

Johan Wagenaar Prize

Press release about the receiving of the Johan Wagenaar 'oeuvre' prize.

Johan Wagenaar Prize Jury report:“Kyriakides durft zichzelf te bevragen in ieder werk dat hij schrijft. Zijn oeuvre getuigt van een onderzoekende geest die het spelen en het speelse nooit is kwijtgeraakt. Methodisch en gestaag werkt hij aan een groot oeuvre van hoge kwaliteit, dat gekenmerkt wordt door ideeënrijkdom en de onnadrukkelijke toepassing van elektronica en buitenmuzikale elementen.”:

"Kyriakides dares to question himself in every work that he writes. His oeuvre bears witness to an inquisitive mind that has never lost playfulness. Methodically and steadily, he works on a large, high-quality oeuvre, which is characterized by a wealth of ideas and the understated application of electronics and extra-musical elements."

The prize will be officially awarded December 12th at the Dag in de BrandingFestival, Den Haag.

16 Aug 2019

Three Premieres Autumn 2019

Three new works will be premiered in Autumn 2019:

Val, a musictheatre piece in collaboration with Schweigman& and Calefax reed quintet about the sensation of falling. It will be first shown in Stadsschouwburg Utrecht 21 Sep, and then tour in the Autumn.

Unmute is a music and dance piece made with Keren Levi, and Slagwerk Den Haag. The dancers and musicians channel a field of computer generated voices and layers of sounds through the mediation of sensors. Premiere at the Nederlandse Dansdagen in Maastricht, 3 Oct and then touring.

Manual of Forgetting is a audiovisual installation created for the large scale outdoor event Abstractiepark 7090. It will first be shown in Cultura Nova, Heerlen.

All tour dates are listed in the agenda.

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