“Still, against all logic”*

14 maart 2019

Positions on emancipation in music

Gasten: o.a met Katayoun Arian, Blaxtar, Pax
Datum: 14 maart 2019
Tijd: 10.30 – 16.30 uur
Locatie: Conservatorium Enschede
Samenwerkingspartner: Concordia
Toegang is gratis en alle ArtEZ studenten zijn welkom. Aanmelden voor het event en een workshop kan via studiumgenerale@artez.nl. (NB Voor de workshops geldt een maximum van 20 deelnemers).
We houden rekening met een tweetalig publiek  (ENG / NL).

Muziek heeft het bijzondere vermogen om mensen bij elkaar te brengen. Muziek kan ruimte creëren voor gedeelde ervaringen en zo soms ook de stem van de menigte, of groep vertolken. In protestsongs of optredens tijdens demonstraties wordt muziek zelfs amplifier van protest.

Tijdens ‘Still, against all logic’ werken en spreken we met kunstenaars en muzikanten, die op het snijvlak van kunst, muziek en technologie werken. Hoe brengen zij dat gemeenschappelijke gevoel teweeg? Welke samenwerkingen gaan ze aan? Op welke wijze dragen zij met hun werk bij aan sociale, politieke en artistieke ontwikkelingen?

De dag begint met een plenair gedeelte. Na de pauze kan je kiezen uit één van de drie workshops; van Katayoun Arian, Blaxtar of Pax.

Programma
10.30: inloop
11.00 – 12.30: presentaties, korte introducties van de gasten en Q&A
12.30 – 13.15: pauze
13.15 – 16.30: workshops van Katayoun Arian, Blaxtar en Pax

*Uit: Dimensions: Interwoven, van Gerald Clayton.

1. Workshop Katayoun Arian – Mixtapes: Listening Otherwise
The interactive workshop Mixtapes: Listening Otherwise, led by Katayoun Arian, seeks to explore the ways in which (the making of) a mixtape can cultivate our ability to listen. By focusing on the ‘narrative arc’ of the mixtape, the workshop delves into the potential of the mixtape as a historical document that can activate and rearrange cultural imageries, sounds, histories, thoughts, ideas and their often complex entanglements in the post-digital age.

During this workshop, Arian will explore the potential of the mixtape beyond its aesthetic form and as an outlet for emotional self-expression, through selection, juxtaposition, and remixing. Participants will engage in the recording of a digital mixtape through various listening exercises.

Please note: for this workshop you will need a laptop and headphones. Please let us know if we should arrange one for you. Further instructions will be given to you after you sign up.

2. Workshop Blaxtar – Creative Revolution
The workshop of Blaxtar (Kevin de Randamie) is about big and small revolutions. How does the artistic work of artists influence emancipatory movements? And how have emancipatory movements influenced the artistic work of artists? Did the social changes in society pave the way for great artists as Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z and Michael Jackson? And have the social circumstances an effect on you and your practice? Where are you in your ‘revolution’? In this workshop Blaxtar will deepen the discussion on the way practices are developed and sustained.

3. Workshop Pax – Origin stories
Growing up, Pax turned to hip hop in moments of need and social isolation as he was bullied for having epileptic seizures. Alone in his room, he recognized himself in the struggles that his favorite artists sang about. Those songs empowered him; they gave him the strength to fight his own fight. For Pax, hip hop was his liberation. By examining his experiences, Pax will talk about how his liberation, or as he calls it ‘origin story’ has changed his life, and his understanding of music. In this workshop participants will work on their origin stories.