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  • Extratonal Infrastructure #6: Janneke van der Putten, Mitsitron and Toine Horvers: richtingen/kwartet
    2023-06-16 20:00:00
    Published at 16 June 2023

    Date: Friday, 16th June 2023
    Door: 20:00h CET
    Start: 20:30h CET
    Entrance: 5 euro
    Location: Varia (Gouwstraat 3, Rotterdam)

    Extratonality is a vocation. As such, it requires a voice. This is why Extratonal Infrastructure invited several experimental vocalists to look into the many afforandances of the vocal cords. Join us for our final event before the summer break!

    Janneke van der Putten is a vocalist and visual artist based in Rotterdam. Her voice is her main tool, guiding her through physical and sonic explorations in different landscapes. She will present one of her acoustic voice performances as a warming up for her upcoming solo debut album JNNK, which will be released on the solstice of June 21st with the Peruvian label Aloardi and Dutch art organisation Idraola. The album is a retrospective of Janneke’s last decade of voice work, using extended vocal techniques and the natural amplification of the space as an instrument.


    Toine Horvers is an artist working with movement, expressed in performances and descriptive writings. At Extratonal Infrastructure he will present the piece richtingen/kwartet, a series of polyphonic performances in collaboration with and performed by Kathrin Wolkowicz, Cora Schmeiser, Janneke van der Putten, Geert van Mil and Ieke Trinks. Works in which Horvers articulates space and time through language and voice. The six works of richtingen/kwartet 'play' with the rigid system of the four cardinal directions (north, east, south, west) with which we indicate locations and movements. At the same time, four performers pronounce the names and descriptions of the four cardinal directions in the relevant directions, like a sculpture that you have to walk around in order to experience it spatially.


    Mitsitron is the pseudonym of the artist/vocalist/guitarist Mitsa Chaida. During their performance they will get modulated by sound produced by their voice, cables, bodies, a midi device, sonic pi, a microphone, speakers, memories, biases, desires and discomforts. This moment is part of a research process: Looking for the different gender imprints through sound and getting lost.

    This event is made possible with the support of Popunie Rotterdam.