Discovering new ways to perform contemporary art is part of INSOMNIO's "way of live". A part of our core business which can't be left out during a 25 Year Festival. For this INSOMNIO will showcase two of it's current Touch-Lab projects which focus on network performing. On 14-12-2022 INSOMNIO will present once more Georg Friedrich Haas' Solstices, from 10 different locations all over The Netherlands. The musicians perform "from their chambers at home" and you can enjoy the music from your home. Solstices will be performed within a zoom environment. By joining you will be able to see the musicians and the public and it will even be possible for you to interact with the music.
On 19-12-2022 INSOMNIO will present some of the pieces of the program from the chamber music concert at Leeuwenberg from the day before. All pieces juxtaposing emotional contact versus physical distance. A theme much too familiar to all of us nowadays. During this online concert INSOMNIO's musicians will perform again separated from each other from their homes. We are curious if you can feel that for the musicians the distance does not result in a lack of intimacy while making music.
This concert Touch-Lab is producing in INSOMNIO's own Digital Concerthall.
To attend one or both concerts you need to register here.
Though performing from a physical distance can certainly be challenging it also can bring new possibilities and advantages. Obviously you can enter our our online concert hall from anywhere on this planet, but can we still connect on an emotional level?
Within Touch-Lab Insomnio creates a new art form for composers, performers and you, our audience.
If you are interested — as a composer, musician or as audience — in what’s possible,
join us in our Touch-Lab Research concerts.
There is so much to discover!
In the past years INSOMNIO set up it’s ‘Touch-Lab’ project. A development programme designed to research how to perform meaningful virtual concerts now and in the future. Concerts where contact between participants, musicians and audience, would be strengthened.
To date INSOMNIO has researched different technical solutions for online concerts and developed its own super high-speed networking system. This enables musicians to rehearse and perform together without any time-delay, at CD audio quality, from different physical locations in multiple countries.
In March '21 INSOMNIO performed his first concert simultaneously on four stages from NL and Hungary. The concert was live broadcasted and streamed on Radio 4.
Considering the tremendous potential such a technique has for the future of our arts Touch-Lab researched this technique during the last year. Several research concerts were organized together with our partners. During several of this concerts we performed Georg Friedrich Haas' "Solstices" for 10 musicians. In this case we performed from 10 different locations separated from each other with a distance of up to 2000km. On the left you can enjoy the introduction of "Solstices"
Insomnio is now able to rehearse and perform without any symptoms of latency from multiple locations. To demonstrate the capabilities of the system we allowed ourselves the fun to record a small bit of Dvorak. To make any latency issues easily recognizable we arranged it for a trio with mandolin, guitar and violin.
In the coming period we are investigating how to make this system (and his obvious potential) accessible for others.
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