Loading Dock Session #3

Men versus machine or DEUS Ex Machina. A future perspective on the identity of the percussionist and his instruments. In Nocturne percussionists operate light switches of 16 table lamps through which a magnificent light choreography appears. No room for interpretation here, subordination of the individual to the collective need for merciless precision.

In MA(N|CHINE) the roles are turned around. Merciless precision is now in the capable hands of three machine triggers that are controlled by architectural images. Speakers, assembled on four bass-drums, give these instruments vocal qualities. A dialogue between human and machine, image and sound.

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Tip: Listen with headphone for improved sound experience!

Nocturne | Mátyás Wettl (excerpt)
MA(N|CHINE) | Zeno van den Broek (excerpt)

  • Percussionists: Lodewijk Bles, João Borralho, Pepe Garcia, Joey Marijs, Dimitris Pliatsikas, Frank Wienk
  • Guest: Zeno van den Broek

Camera: Jasper de Gheluwe | Audio: Tom Gelissen | Camera-assistant: Glenn van Eerden | Light: Mike Deen

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