Composition and live electro-acoustic for dance
in collaboration with OFFprojects and Ragazze Quartet.
Fragmentation, emptiness and Beethoven.
PART is a collaboration between OFFprojects, Ragazze Quartet and sound designer Salvador Breed. In this project we explore notions of fragmentation and emptiness through movement, sound and space. We ask ourselves what happens when we dismantle the whole and examine the individual parts: are we destroying, or are we creating space for something new? With Beethoven’s string quartet opus 132 as a departure point we deconstruct, play and search for this potential.
The piece is made for big spaces while at the same time being an intimate encounter between the audience and the performers. Sound designer and composer Salvador Breed utilizes 4DSOUND technology to break down and reimagine Beethoven’s score – creating an immersive sonic choreography that interacts with dancers and musicians alike.
“Pure dance and playful abstraction evokes a sensation of freedom”
– Theaterkrant review
“You will experience the fascinating wandering through the different parts of this monumental piece of music as an immersion, thanks to the atmospheric interventions by sound artist Salvador Breed. With disruptive manipulations, ghostly echoes and murmurs that sound from every conceivable angle, Breed constantly allows the dancers, the musicians and the audience to experience the space differently.”
– Parool review
Premiered: 7 Oct 2022
See upcoming dates HERE
Choreography: Amos Ben-Tal
Music Ludwig van Beethoven
Composition / Sound Design/ Live electronics: Salvador Breed
Custom Software / Live electronics: Poul Holleman / 4DSOUND
Ragazze Quartet:Jeanita Vriens-van Tongeren, Annemijn Bergkotte, Rebecca Wise, Rosa Arnold
Dance: Luca Cacitti, Wolf Govaerts, Xanthe van Opstal, Alex Blondeau, Adam Khazhmuradov, Aurélie Cayla
Artistic Advice: Yvan Dubreuil
Light: Xavier van Wersch
Costumes: Min Li
Spatial Sound Technology: 4DSOUND
Rehearsal assistant: Christophe Dozzi
Executive producers: Naomi Russell and Roland Spekle
Production: OFFprojects in co-production with Ragazze Quartet
Partners: Amare, Nederlands Dans Theater en Het Nationale Theater
Financial Support: Gemeente Den Haag, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Norma Fonds, Fonds21, Stichting Zabawas