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PERFORATOR

 

 

 

Marlies van Gangelen & Akim Moiseenkov

 

 

PERFORATOR punches holes in the notion of sheet music. Musical innovators Marlies van Gangelen (oboe) and Akim Moiseenkov (electronics) make fun electronic contemporary music from self-made synthesizers, joysticks and game controllers. Together they explore the connection between sound and space using motion sensors and improvisation.

 

The vibrant duo premiered at Holland Festival 2016 and has since collaborated with several composers and artists, commissioning works from Judd Greenstein, Nik Bärtsch, Shara Nova, Julia Holter and Daniel Wohl.

 

 

 

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PERFORATOR X

 

 

 

Perforator XL is an experimental ensemble comprised of five Dutch musicians who are dedicated to the exploration of creative music making.

 

For their first project, instead of performing fully composed works, the ensemble has commissioned six international composers to contribute ‘musical backbones’ – creative starting points from which the ensemble can explore and create. These ‘musical backbones’ can be anything from a groove, a chord sequence, a melody or a set of instructions. The only restriction is: one backbone has to fit on one A4 sheet of paper. With the backbones functioning as building blocks for an hour of improvisation, in each concert Perforator restructures the content and builds a unique sonic texture.

 

 

 

Oboe, Cor Anglais, Delta harp + effects Marlies van Gangelen

Bassoon + effects Bram van Sambeek

Electric guitar + effects Aart Strootman

Double bass Ernst Glerum

Joystick and other electronics Akim Moiseenkov

 

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