For the first time, Dave Harrington, Will Epstein, Nicolás Jaar and Tlacael Esparza bring the Bladerunner project to Europe for 8 intimate shows in the basement of het HEM in Zaandam. Starts Thursday the 10th of October. more info : https://hethem.nl/en/
Nicolás installation 'Incomprehensible Sun' will be on view at het HEM in Zaandam from September 18th until December 21st. The light + sound piece takes over the entire 200 meter long tunnel in the basement of the former ammunitions factory. Tickets here: https://hethem.nl/en/Tickets
A collaboration between Vincent de Belleval & Nicolás Jaar (with crucial help from Pantxo Bertin), this installation of 10 large rotating reflectors has been 2 years in the making. The parabolas create an ever-changing environment of interlinked reflections and feedback chains. The title alludes to light and sound diffusion, signifying how the energy of the sound and light is kept in its reflections but not in its source. Due to their parabolic shape, the reflectors can also focalize sound, creating hallucinatory surround fields. First show is on the 17th of October at het HEM in Zaandam. more information: https://hethem.nl/en/
Nicolás will be working with the Shock Forest Group, an ensemble of 12 researchers from various different fields, for the next three months. They will be investigating the sounds, histories and stories in and around Hembrug, an ex-military terrain in the north of Amsterdam. A log of the operation can be found here.
From August 5th-11th Rolando Hernandez will be staying and working at the Dar Jacir Studio in Bethlehem. He is Nicolás' second guest at his new residency program in the West Bank.
Nicolás will be the second guest at Het HEM, a new cultural institution in the Netherlands. His ten-week stay in Zaandam will be an intensive exploration of the Hembrug ex-military site. Together with his ‘Shock Forest Group’ Jaar will conduct research into the building and the nearby Schokbos, from which the site’s historical, biological and archeological data will serve as the source material for a sound piece that is both about and from the location where it is played.
More info at The Wire
For Dar Jacir's inaugural exhibition on the 21st of June, Nicolás installed a 6 meter water pipe from Hebron that broadcasts the resonant frequency of the Jacir Studio mixed with the natural droning of the pipe. This frequency was mixed with the live amplification of the naturally occurring droning of the pipe. The piece is entitled "Echorot". Other artists in the exhibit include Ayed Arafah, Duncan Campbell, Sam Durant, Jumana Manna, Tai Pomara, Mohammed Saleh and Vivien Sansour.
The first resident of the new Dar Jacir Studio is chilean sound artist and composer Sebastian Jatz Rawicz. From the press release: When Sebastián first entered the small square building made of stones in Dar Jacir´s garden, he perceived it as a sacred structure, a hiding place from which listening would be possible without being seen. A protected place for silence and contemplation. A place of geographical convergence, where the wind rises perfectly towards the four walls. In order to bring his experience back to Santiago, Sebastián decided to create a narrative of the Sound Studio building, tracing its coordinates through sounds and voice recordings. An archive of the work created in the studio is in the works via Other People.
For his residency at the Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research, Nicolás transformed Dar Jacir’s storage space into a sound studio for the creation of site specific sound pieces. Throughout his two weeks in the space, Nicolás met with musicians from Bethlehem, Ramallah and Haifa and also had sound workshops with kids from Aida and Dheisheh refugee camps. These sound workshops introduced children to the practice of music and sound´s creation, experimenting with instruments and tools available in the new studio. A residency program for international artists will be curated by Nicolás for 2019-2020.
¡miércoles! will be performing at CA2M in Madrid for their Picnic Sessions.
¡miércoles! the collaboration between Nicolás and choreographer, artist and dancer Stéphanie Janaina will be performing at Sarāb festival in Wadi Rum on June 8th
Nicolás will be improvising for 9 hours at the Oude Kerk Church in Amsterdam on Sunday May 12th. A dozen+ surround speakers + two organs will be in use. (first function: 6am-9am, second function: 4pm-7pm, third function: 10pm-1am)
The main theme from 'Voula' a piece commissioned by the Oude Kerk church in Amsterdam will be playing every hour at the bell tower carillon for the next 5 months.
Nicolás will be the artist in residency at the Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research (دار يوسف نصري جاسر للفن و للبحث) from the 22nd of April to the 5th of May 2019.
¡Miércoles! will be performing in Rome on October 5th 2019 for Roma Europa Festival.
Against All Logic live for the first time and Nicolás Jaar & Group performing in Tasmania in June.
On March 26, Nicolás will be joined by Norwegian saxophone player Mette Henriette (ECM), Italian percussionist Valentina Magaletti – who will be playing new instruments created by Turin based artists Anna Ippolito and Marzio Zorio – Hamlet Nazaretyan and Ivane Mkirtichyan, who will be playing duduk and Johan Lindvall who will round out the ensemble on piano. (https://clubtoclub.it/en/other-people-night/)
Nicolás will DJ at Elysia in Basel on March 28. He will be joined by Patrick Higgins, VTGNIKE and Ancient Astronaut. http://elysia.ch/
6 hour NTS mix archived here, available for download
All of the Nymphs EPs from 2011-2015 collected in one triple vinyl. https://nicolasjaar.bandcamp.com/album/nymphs-triple-lp-pre-order
Tremlett presents Nicolás Jaar’s multi-channel radio network as an installation across the rooms of a five floor medieval tower in Spoleto: http://www.mahler-lewitt.org/events/public-program-artists-books-program-2018
Nicolás will be performing new works at Rewire Festival in The Hague.
Nicolás will be performing a live audio visual piece at Unsound Adelaide on December 14th.
more info here
¡miércoles! Is a live project by dancer Stéphanie Janaina and Nicolás. The premiere, entitled "Fiesta desde el Vacío" will take place on November 21st 2018 in San Cristobal, Chiapas (Mexico) for the contemporary dance festival 4 x 4.
Nicolás will be doing a residency at the Oude Kerk from the 15 to the 21st of October. He will be working on a piece for two organs and electronics which will be premiered in the Spring 2019, alongside a piece by Philip Glass. The residency will be closed to the public. more info : https://oudekerk.nl/
Farah Nayeri will conduct a live interview with Nicolás for Unfinished, in Bucharest (Sep 27-30)
Pomegranates, Nicolás' ambient 2015 record is out now on vinyl through specialized shops.
Video of Nicolás performing 'Three Sides of Nazareth' Live in Ramallah on September 30th 2017
Nicolás will be performing at the Kitchen alongside Bush Tetras, James Chance, JG Thirlwell & ensemble, Veronica Vasicka, and Lydia Lunch on May 16, 2018.
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