9. Apotheose

Shared Space #Parkside
Thursday, September 9, 2021, 6:30 pm
With Janneke van der Putten
A projekt by Apotheose
Registration (until September 8, 2021):

Janneke van der Putten is a vocalist and visual artist based in Rotterdam (NL). In an intuitive and physical way, she explores her voice as a sound texture. She has specialized in extended vocal techniques, producing two or more sounds simultaneously: basic tones, harmonics, interferences – like glottic attacks – and spatial reflections. Van der Putten uses architecture as a natural sound amplifier and as a trigger for echoes or other sonic effects. Wandering in space makes the sound move and generates a dynamic listening experience. Her rhythmic and conceptual approach to singing is inspired by the cycles of the breath, the body and the earth. Her performances are often performed without electrical amplification. In this way, she focuses on the exploration of space itself: how it sounds, whether it is lit or not, and where the audience is located.

Voice-Skin is a production for voice and electro-acoustics performed by Janneke van der Putten (NL), with compositions by Werner Durand (DE), Sajjra Xhrs Galarreta (PE) and Philemon Mukarno (NL). Portable sound system designed by Jesse Howard (US) & Arden Rzewnicki (US). Photography by Gabrielle Barros Martins. Made possible by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, Performing Arts Fund and Akademie Schloss Solitude. Produced by Stichting Idraola, Rotterdam, 2019-2021.

Followed by
9 pm, Playlist by Janneke van der Putten, Werner Durand and Philemon Mukarno, Dance and Drinks, neue Schachtel, Innerer Nordbahnhof

Apotheose originates from Ancient Greek and is synonymous to deification. It describes the act of elevating a mortal to the level of a god or a demigod, as well as the process of glorification or transfiguration. Cults are formed around individuals who create musical and artistic elements through which they can reach a wider public. Outstanding achievements and skills gain special admiration, even reverence. We want to state this process as Apotheosis.
Is Apotheosis the result of many years of striving for recognition? Is it the outcome of unfulfilled others who project themselves onto the acts of musicians and artists?Within the frame of an open conversation, the biographies and works of invited musicians and artists will serve as stimuli for a discussion and exploration around the title-giving Apotheosis and its internal paradoxes.This exchange takes place once a month at different cultural institutions of Stuttgart, followed by musical and artistic performances by the invited guests at additional changing venues in Stuttgart. Initiated and moderated by Jan Nicola Angermann.

With many thanks to the invited musicians and artists, the support of Kulturamt Stuttgart, SHAPE plattform, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Akademie Schloss Solitude, HuM-Collective, Meckatzer and all contributors.

Schlossplatz 2
D-70173 Stuttgart
Fon: +49 (0)711 - 22 33 70
Fax: +49 (0)711-22 33 791
Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart