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Presented by The Grey Space, curated by Stephanie Pan
The second edition of our event series is dedicated to live music, performance, experimentation and audience interaction. Voice artist and multidisciplinary creator Stephanie Pan guest-curated an immersive program sharing her vision on contemporary developments in sound and performance art.
The Grey Space opens at 17.00
Sonic Thresholds starts at 21.00
Regular online: €12,50
Student online: €10,50
Performance artist Esther Mugambi questions contemporary social structures that are saturated by communication technologies that allow us to avoid irl engagement. Mugambi’s voice is the main medium. Her performance piece ‘Podcasts for Introverts’ feels intimate and has a relaxing, ASMR-type quality where she mixes personal thoughts with suggestive audio samples.
The Hague based guitarist Pete Harden and pianist Saskia Lankhoorn have been collaborating extensively for over a decade as core members of acclaimed contemporary music group Ensemble Klang. Their duo project Avenue Azure is atmospheric, filled with stillness, ambient, whispers and spectral vocals that feel like a warm and dreamy electronic sound bath.
Research based electronic music producer, performer and new media artist Mint Park creates heavy textural sound pieces using field recordings and hybrid software processes. Think of slow moving minimalistic textures, layers of saturated crunch, spectral tones and relentless distortion. Her work delves into the uncontrollable powers of nature’s weather system, and draws parallels between the unpredictable and liminal states of being. She has been co-running Unheard Records, an electronic music label focusing on experimental music and sound practices of femme, queer and P.O.C artists.
Stephanie Pan is a voice artist, composer, interdisciplinary maker, performer and curator currently based in The Hague, the Netherlands. At the root of her work is the notion of pure communication; finding a form of contact with the audience which is stripped of social expectations and distractions, that speaks beyond the conventional and social limitations and constructs of language. Her work is visceral, passionate and intense, and often explores the limits of the body and voice.
In Sonic Thresholds, we look for innovative ideas that enhance audience interaction and investigate new developments in contemporary music. By inviting artists to curate, collaborate and organize with their peers, we aim to support makers to develop their craft and expand their network by creating collective experiences. We hold space for energy and possibility in a safe environment, where music is communication. Where we seek radical relationality and dialogue, where we think together.
Sonic Thresholds is made possible by the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Gemeente Den Haag.
Come by for an interactive eating experience before descending in our basement for Sonic Thresholds. For this month’s edition of Food for Thought, Cemre Kara, Laila Snevele and Emre Özakat transform dinnertime into a fun and playful experience. In this performative dinner series, selected artists are empowered to redefine the boundaries of food as an artistic medium.