Schipbreukeling – Mathieu Charles
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sounding arnhem

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Every Saturday from 10:00 to 10:05AM, until the end of August, city carillonneur Bob van der Linde will play a special composition created by artist Sam Auinger from the tower of the Eusebius Church. This weekly performance has been specially developed in the context of sonsbeek20-24 and will be played for the first time on Labour Day, the 1st of May.

Sounding Arnhem is part of the project xxxx_terrain by Sam Auinger. It is an invitation to follow composed paths and to visit and experience various marked "Listening Sites" in four distinct landscapes: the urban, the cultural, the industrial, and the terrestrial to engage with their audible properties and qualities. Each of them contains different sets of time and rhythms, has its material conditions, and shapes activities. They carry in many layers of connotation, tell stories, and sing songs.

Sounding Arnhem is part of the investigation of the urban landscape. An actual city sound is an amalgam out of different layers. Geographic, climate and seasons, history, culture, and social and economic conditions play a distinct role by composing the sonic atmosphere. The Eusebius Church and its carillon have been icons of the city of Arnhem for centuries. Still, today they are even more so since their resurrection after the dramatic events of September 1944. The piece Sounding Arnhem reminds us that the built urban environment represents history and its culture, one it comes from and one it lives in. Sounding Arnhem is inspired by the piece Sounding Bruegge by O+A (Sam Auinger, Bruce Odland) for Triennale Bruegge 2015.

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