Thomas Köner & Jana Winderen - Cloître

The soundworlds of Jana Winderen and Thomas Köner coexist and flow, develop and expand in different strata, as multidimensional music that gives another sign that the whole can be more than the sum of its parts.

Born through their first concert at the cloître (cloister) of the Cathedral in Evreux, France, the project aims not to simply bring field recordings into the music hall, but rather to introduce music into fields and locations explored by the duo, allowing for exposure and pollination that creates a meta-musical dialogue with any given environment.

Cloître not only brings together two experienced sound artists, but adds adds a third dimension to the collaboration – that of a resonating space that amplifies and intones their musical worlds with its own unique character. For their initial performance and album recording as well as for upcoming concerts, Cloître thus choose their sites with great care, viewing it almost as a third musician.

“There are seriously deep, sinking sensations at work here, as if descending through the other side of the ocean into a deserted lagoon at the bottom of a vast chasm, the only suggestion of human life is the rare toll of a church bell, presumably provided by the venue and not the players”. – review by The Quietus

Jana Winderen researches hidden depths with the latest technology; her work reveals the complexity and strangeness of the unseen world beneath by bringing the audio topography of the oceans and the depth of ice crevasses to the surface. Winderen is concerned with finding and revealing sounds from hidden sources that are inaudible to the human senses, as well as sounds from places and creatures that are difficult to access.

Thomas Köner’s performances and installations are audiovisual meditations that explore our notion of time, memory, and location. He invites audiences to enjoy impressions of depth, distance, and disappearance, and to fathom the qualities of the space around our limits of perception.



Territory: worldwide → Remco Schuurbiers

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