Orientation? Not exactly easy when Rikkert Brok brings his performance “optical machines” on stage. Rotating images, disturbing patterns, abstract animations, light reflections and sounds are generated, manipulated and mixed live. Deformation and distraction lead to sound and image creations that seem unpredictable. The laboratory-like setup contains an obscure variety of self-designed and constructed devices, sensors enable the sound generators to react to optical impulses and interact with their sources.
optical machines create an audiovisual environment in which observers can immerse themselves – those who expose themselves to this invasion of the senses gain new insights into human perception.
Rikkert Brok, co-curator of the FAQ Festival (Netherlands/s’Hertogenbosch) with Mitchel van Dinther is part of the important music event and network November Music. He is a guest at our festival this year both as a performer and a cooperation partner. In addition Brok runs the Willem Twee Studios (NL), which Blawan, Daedelus, KateNV, and the British Murder Boys (Regis & Surgeon) know on account of their extraordinary analogue equipment from the 50s/60s, synthesizers from the 70s/80s to many other technical curiosities.
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Saturday | SEPtember 25th, 2021 | 21:30