28 Sep Oscar peters – resonant
Resonant is a composition for 5 organs and multi-channel electronics, performed by sound artist Oscar Peters. Together with the acoustic qualities of the concert hall, these organs form a composition in which sound and space come together. In Resonant, Peters’ deep-rooted fascination for the pipe organ is transformed into five organs designed by himself that enable him to explore the sonic character of the organ pipes further than the traditional organ allows him. With this project, Peters’ searches for a new musical context for the pipe organ, by examining the sound material in a different context – experimenting with electronics – and linking composition strategies from electronic music, for example, to the age-old tradition of the pipe organ. Bio Oscar Peters is a sound artist based in The Hague, where he is active in contemporary experimental and electronic music scenes. In 2015 Peters started experimenting in the Willem Twee-Analog studios (Den Bosch) where he first came into contact with genres ranging from noise to music concrete. Not much later, he became obsessed with the sound of the tape recorders, analog filters and big ’60s oscillators. As a student at the Institute of Sonology, this has led him to actively focus on multi-channel sound compositions and the development of sound installations. His research into the use of acoustic space as a musical parameter is central to this. For the past two years, both his research and artistic output have focused on the unconventional use of pipe organs and the sonic behavior of this instrument in acoustic space. Various compositions and sound installations have arisen from this interest.
At FAQ Festival the work by Oscar Peters will play at the Willem Twee Toonzaal on November 6th from 14:00 till 20:00. With 2 live performances at 15:30 and 19:00.