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Powered by TINC connects music creators to Graphic Matters


Graphic Matters is an international biennal festival about the impact of graphic design on our daily lives. From the 20th of September Graphic Matters presents their seventh edition with an exhibition about Information Design. To make this theme perceptible in other ways, Powered by TINC organizes a series about graphic scores during the festival, including live performances.

Making music readable is generally done with sheet music. However, there are other forms of communicating musical language. For Graphic Matters, Powered by TINC invites music creators to share their vision on written, musical language. What forms exist, and what do these shapes and forms mean for music?

During the series among others viola player/composer Oene van Geel, drummer/composer Brendan Faegre and guitarist/composer Aart Strootman will individually share their vision on graphic scores at Podium Bloos.

Powered by TINC creates the space that talented creators need to make memorable moments like these happen. Do you want a music creator to think along about the magic of your event, business or course ahead? Contact Imke de Feber at Powered by TINC. 

Friday 20 September: Oene van Geel 

In honour of the opening of the festival and this series, composer, viola player and Boy Edgar winner Oene van Geel creates a new graphic score. Pau Sola Masafrets (cello) and Mami Izumi (dance) will accompany him during this world premiere.

Sunday 29 September: Daan Manneke – Koninginnepage

This fall, composer Daan Manneke celebrates his 80th birthday. For Talking Matters, conductor Ruben de Grauw brings together a choir for an inspiring performance of Mannekes graphic score ‘Koninginnepage’.

Sunday 6 October: Julian Edwardes

Musician Julian Edwardes explorers the framework of his improvisations with modular synthesizers. Graphic Matters offers him a graphic score, which Julian – inspired by algorithms and patterns – will perform during Talking Matters for the first time. With his background in the visual arts, and studies at St Joost, this promises to be an interesting performance!

Sunday 13 October: Aart Strootman

Composer, guitarist and Matthijs Vermeulen 2019 winner Aart Strootman develops new instruments. In this process he also creates new forms of graphic scores. For example, for his project W.A.L.L. he wrote a piece for selfmade instruments, such as microtonal tubular bells and glass marimbas. During Talking Matters he talks about his search for innovation, followed by a performance of his work.

Sunday 20 October: Brendan Faegre

American composer and percussionist Brandan Faegre will transform his self-designed 3D graphic score into a performance with drums, synthesizer and electronics.

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