On Saturday 30 November, Rewire is teaming up with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision’s RE:VIVE initiative for Resonance, a day of concerts, workshops, and discourse exploring new contexts in contemporary church music at Stevenskerk in Nijmegen. The event is free for students, CJP-members and under 27 year olds (registration is required), regular tickets are €5. Tickets/registration via rewirefestival.nl/tickets
Saturday 30 November
Lineup: Kali Malone, NYX, Martijn Comes
Location: Stevenskerk, Sint Stevenskerkhof 62, Nijmegen
Doors open: 18.45
Start: 19.15, the programme ends at 22.00
Tickets: €5 / free for students/<27 yr/CJP-members (registration required).
Rewire has been staging performances in churches since its inception, and some of the most transcendent Rewire festival experiences have happened in church venues over the years. Now Rewire is heading to the oldest and largest church in Nijmegen for a day of contemporary musical performances highlighting the three aural pillars of the church: the carillon (or bells), the voice and the organ.
Dutch composer Martijn Comes will present together with Malgosia Fiebig a newly commissioned piece for the Stevenskerk carillon titled ‘Radiance’, which visitors will experience outside the Stevenskerk before entering the building for Comes’ second performance using tape recordings and electronics, titled ‘Time’. Minimalist composer Kali Malone will present original compositions on the Stevenskerk’s monumental 18th century König organ, performing together with haunting film score composer Erik Enocksson. All-female Drone choir NYX completes the music programme. NYX are a six member vocal troupe who are reshaping the role of the traditional female choir with ambient and ecstatic soundscapes.
Parallel to the music programme, during the day there will be a workshop for musicians and a discourse program with experts from the music and heritage world.
Stream Kali Malone's current album, ‘The Sacrificial Code’, featuring almost two hours of concentrated, creeping organ pieces:
Read up about NYX on The Quietus, who profiled the six member troupe following the premier of their liminal ceremonial concert with Iona Fortune at the Grote Kerk during Rewire 2019.