AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENT 2016

HAPPENINGText: Kumi Nagano, So Oishi(SOAK Studio)

ADE also featured art installations achieved by collaborations between visual artists and leading composers in the field of house and techno music.

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「Fields of Frequencies」Lidy Six & Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell Photo by So Oish

At Hotel Droog, the hotel produced by Dutch design brand Droog, a spatial light- and sound installation titled ’Fields of Frequencies’ was exhibited. NYC based veteran composer / DJ Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell composed sound resonating with the frequency of colors created through light by artist Lidy Six. LED light gradually changed its colors and Joe Claussell’s sound was quietly played. Although Joe Claussell is known as the originator of ’Spiritual House’ and often uses a lot of percussive elements in his tracks, the sound he composed for this piece mainly dealt with drone and discreet noise. Joe Claussell and Lidy Six challenged the limits of human perception by focusing on subtly fluctuating expressions.

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「Terrene」Heleen Blanken & Peter Van Hoesen Photo by So Oish

Amsterdam based female artist Heleen Blanken and Belgian electronic music producer / DJ Peter Van Hoesen presented a sculptural sound-installation titled “Terrene” at Rembrandthuis, the museum where painter Rembrandt lived and worked in 17th century. Visitors wore headphones and appreciated Heleen Blanken’s sculptures placed in the courtyard of the museum while listening to the soundtrack Peter Van Hosen composed. Terrene was an artificial depiction of geological structures and earth’s atmosphere. The work was composed of three different visible and audible layers and each layer represented an earthly natural phenomenon. The soundtrack of each layer could be played either separately or together. Although Peter Van Hoesen’s composition was not the techno track he often plays at big parties but non-beat electronica, his signature bass-oriented sound was still there.

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