Tuning In – the neighbourhood. Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec in collaboration with DNK Ensemble

May 24, 2019 — May 24, 2019

From 19.00 to 22.00

Location: Pesthuislaan, WG-Terrein, Amsterdam-West

Artists Social Capital #2. Amsterdam-West: Lyubov Matyunina, Julika Rudelius, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec in samenwerking met DNK Ensemble; bart en klaar
Curator: Petra Heck, Theo Tegelaers

Social Capital #2 Amsterdam-West is supported by Mondriaan Fonds, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Noord-Holland. Special thanks to: LAB111, HW10 en De Hallen.



Tuning In – the neighbourhood

Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec in collaboration with DNK Ensemble and the inhabitants of Woon en Werk Vereniging WG-terrein, Amsterdam

Tuning In – the neighbourhood, part of Social Capital #2. Amsterdam-West is a sound event, a gathering and an open invitation to participate in the ritual of musical tuning in public space. The event involves a simple instruction score laid out on the ground of Pesthuislaan inviting musicians, inhabitants and the public to play a single note “a” and to tune to each other over the period of one hour. While the musicians are positioned in a public outdoor area, the inhabitants tune in from the windows of their homes and studios.

Tuning In – the neighbourhood explores the possibility of unsettling the division between private and public space, performer and listener, intimacy and publicness. The event focuses on the ritual of musical tuning as formative act where through gathering, synchronization, playing and listening to each other, a temporary community comes into being.

Setting this ritual in the heart of the WG-terrein as artistic and social gesture that is being hosted by the WG community, and inviting the inhabitants to participate from their homes and studios, the event stages a public action in both public and private spaces simultaneously, amplifying the presence of the existing community and celebrating the idea of mutual hosting. Drawing on transgressive nature of sound the event culminates in establishing a threshold zone that is neither entirely public nor exclusively private, but that emerges as an ambiance in which one always already contains the other.

Tuning In – the neighbourhood is an iteration of the project Tuning In (2011) by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec. The present version of the project is created in collaboration with DNK Ensemble and the inhabitants of the Woon en Werk Vereniging WG-terrein, on the occasion of Social Capital, a project organized by TAAK and LIMA, Amsterdam. A previous version of Tuning In was conceived at Dirty Ear Forum - fourth edition in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2015.

The event is on Friday May 24, from 19.00 to 20.00 in the Pesthuislaan. After the event, everyone is invited for soup and bread at Bar Budapest, also located at the Pesthuislaan (cash only).

Tuning In – the neighbourhood is part of Social Capital #2 Amsterdam-West. 

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