Yannis Kyriakides, Darien Brito, Theun Mosk, Asko|Schönberg
Sun 23 Jun 2024 19:00 - 20:30
Sun 23 Jun 2024
19:00 - 20:30
  • Sun 23 Jun 2024
    19:00 - 20:30
    Excl. drankje
    Grote Zaal


Mutability music by Silvia Borzelli, Trevor Grahl, Claudio Jacomucci, Dmitri Kourliandski, Anna Korsun, Andy Moor, Brigitta Muntendorf, Geneviève Murphy, Mayke Nas, Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman, Martijn Padding and Jasna Veličković 


Yannis Kyriakides concept, artistic direction, composition, sound design
Darien Brito audio visual art, creative coding
Theun Mosk scenography

Pepe Garcia, Sebastiaan van Halsema, Claudio Jacomucci, Sebastiaan Kemner, Arthur Kerklaan, David Kweksilber, Andy Moore, Geneviève Murphy, Aurélie Nyirabikali Lierman, Pauline Post, Joseph Puglia, Jasna Veličković 

Wander through the music as if among the trees in a forest. Intimate, vast and awe-inspiring all at once. You will come across twelve solo instruments that reflect different musical characters, as mutable as life itself.

For Mutability, composer Yannis Kyriakides asked twelve other composers to write two to three-minute miniatures. Several will perform the music themselves, alongside musicians from Asko|Schönberg. ‘Each piece tells its own story,’ Kyriakides says, ‘which is not expressed in language but embodied by the musicians.’ 

The music is played live, but is also transformed by a series of algorithms that constantly mutate the pre-recorded visuals and sounds of the soloists. Soloists, visual projections and electronics meet in a hallucinatory space designed by Theun Mosk. The audience is free to move through a concert installation that is constantly changing and filled with ghostly reflections of the original miniatures. The identity of the instruments can be heard at times, but not always. Magical music grows out of the twelve crossing life paths to linger in for a while – the full six hours of the mutation process, or part of it.

The concert installation Mutability consists of four parts that can be visited as a complete piece (with a passe partout), or separately. Each part lasts 1.5 hours and offers a full experience. During the performance, audiences may walk in and out and move freely around the hall. Food and drinks are available in the Muziekgebouw.

Coproduction Asko|Schönberg, Holland Festival, Innovation:Lab

This concert is excluded from Podiumpas

Yannis Kyriakides
Yannis Kyriakides