The second Rewire x Korzo night of the season promises three exclusive live shows: Norwegian avant-gardist Jenny Hval presents her new EP, French new age composer Ariel Kalma treats us to rare solo performance, while Italian saxophonist and student of The Hague’s Institute of Sonology Laura Agnusdei succeeds on her mesmerising performance at this year’s festival.
Friday, 25 May
20:30 Laura Agnusdei
21:00 Ariel Kalma
22:00 Jenny Hval
Location: Korzo Theater, Prinsestraat 42, The Hague
Doors open at 20:00
Presale: €14 / €10 (students, CJP and age below 27)
Door: €16 / €10 (students, CJP and age below 27)
Tickets available at via rewirefestival.nl/tickets
Jenny Hval is one of those rare artists who excels in whichever medium she embraces. Multidisciplinary and transgressive, her polyphonic artistry is seamlessly interwoven between musical, literary, visual and performative modes of expression. Over the course of six solo albums – the last of which, Blood Bitch, was praised as one of the best releases of 2016 by the likes of The Wire, FACT and The Quietus – the Norwegian avant-gardist has refined her conceptual explorations of gender politics, sexuality and violence to the tune of her own intimate and distinctive sound. Slated for release on 25 May, her latest work, ‘The Long Sleep’, sees Jenny Hval unveil an instinctive, almost subconscious approach to melody and structure, culminating in an inviting and infectious jazz-pop.
Ariel Kalma’s first recordings may date back more than forty years, but it wasn’t until RVNG Intl.’s 2014 compilation, ‘An Evolutionary Music’, that they drew their rightful acclaim. A globe-trotting musician who mixes traditional sounds with modern arrangements, the French-born composer has weaved his way through free jazz, progressive rock and drone, tape-loop minimalism, electroacoustic composition and new age meditations. At Rewire x Korzo, Ariel Kalma makes a rare live appearance, connecting the deeply ambient rhythms and dynamic grooves of his newly released ‘Osmose III’ to its ancestor and 1978 cult classic, ‘Osmose’.
Classically trained, her compositions star the saxophone in a leading role and fuse acoustic, digital and analogue sound sources to craft verdant sonic landscapes that shift between melody and texture, traditional song form and improvisation. Her debut, ‘Night/Lights’, released by UK-based label The Tapeworm last year, features four stirring electroacoustic compositions that drift from dark to light.