Regie en concept Tabita Friis Kristensen
Scenografie en kostuums Nina Kay
Componist Timon Persoon
Lichtontwerp Jasper Nijholt
Geluidsontwerp Bram van Gameren
Dramaturgie Jan Vos
Spel Santino Slootweg, Marieke Giebels, Pepijn Korfage,
Anne van der Burg, Anne Hofman, Kris Hutten, Marloes IJpelaar, Pleun de Roode, Judith Schrijver
Productie Manouk Martens
Technische productie Martijn van Nunen
Nuit Noire is a dance performance (direction by Tabita Friis Kristensen) that takes you to the darkness in search of light. A duet with Alessio Reedijk and Lien Baelde, embraced by a new composition of Timon Persoon, in the spotlights of Douwe Bulten and Jordy Veenstra and productionally supported by Shaked Franke and Dries Himpe.
Regie: Annet de Ruiter
Spel: Martijn Huisman, Eva Kijlstra, Moriah Dekker Compositie: Timon Persoon
Techniek: Maarten van Burken, Berend van Leer, Tijmen Hofstra met dank aan: Mime Opleiding, Via Rudolphi, ITS Festival Foto’s: Suzie Hagens
Ons bed is de Savanne
The Visual, an Amsterdam-based outfit, revolves around our most acute perceptions. Our awakenings. Our sense of being. Like a living organism, their music traverses and wanders out on its own. “I opted for a word that was clear,open and non-partisan,” singer/guitaristAnnaVan Rij explains.“The idea of entering a new experience. It was all very instinctive.” With co-founder Timon Persoon, the Amsterdam-based unit has become a vehicle where the more elusive, specific experiences and observations are expressed in this very intrusive, tactile fashion.
Van Rij met Persoon while studying at Amsterdam’s Conservatory. Interestingly enough, before even a single musical note was exchanged, she subconsciously knew she wanted to create music with him. Outside of their semesters, they created a very singular musical vocabulary together. Van Rij would recite the poetry of Sylvia Plath over Persoon’s mesmeric sonic backdrops. Alternately, they would dream up fictional soundtracks of their favourite film scenes. Together, they had built this pocket universe, untethered from theory or stylistic boundaries. Free expression, in even its most outrageous forms, had absolute precedence.
The group has been taking The Netherlands by storm since the release of their debut EP Translation in 2017 at a sold out Melkweg in Amsterdam, becoming one of the most hotly tipped bands emerging in the Dutch music scene, with significant coverage on important tastemaker platforms, and support from streaming, radio and press. They were named ‘One To Watch in 2019’ by Dutch broadcaster 3VOOR12, and their recent single ‘Figure’ was premiered by U.K. blog Gigwise, who stated: ‘Anna van Rij’s voice, cool and evanescent as the morning dew, veers between melancholy lethargy and emotionally wrought upper-register bends. Partner in crime Timon Persoon does his ‘voodoo soundman’ bit on keys, crafting a proper three-dimensional sound landscape at the tender locus of soundtrack and songwriting’. The Visual released their full length debut album ‘Moments of Being’ on UK/NL based label Mink Records on March 31st 2019 and played at Best Kept Secret Festival and BBC6 Radio that same year.
Rhou – Engel in Marmer
“Everything flows and nothing stays” is a quote from Heraclitus to which Rhou owes their name. Rhou means ‘the flow of a river.’ This philosphu grows into their lyrics and music as well as into the live visuals created by visual artist: Jaromir Mulders.
The music of Rhou can be described as eclectic and a collaboration between mystical soundscapes and down to earth electronics. Their dutch lyrics alternate between emotional longing and unexpected absurdity, inviting the listener for participation in imagination. The lyrics are especially inspired by the existenstialists in philosophy. Creating existential questions and confusions in a playful way as a red line in the songs.
Members: Timon Persoon (lyrics, vocals, synths) Djamilo Both (drums, electronics) Mats Deckers (bass, electronics)
Their second EP ‘Engel in Marmer’ will be released in 2021. More info soon.
Their first EP ‘Ochtendgloren’ is aivalable on Spotify and Soundcloud.
Ons bed is de Savanne
At the 28th of January Milou Mignon released her project called ‘Ons bed is de Savanne’. I’ve had the chance to work with her, improvising in a dark room with other artists I’ve never met or spoken before. Milou Mignon is great in setting up this enchanting creative environment as a base for her music.
The project was released in ‘De School’ in Amsterdam where the audience traveled trough different rooms of music improvisation and the storytelling of Milou.
A spoken opera based on the epos ‘Vissenschild’ by Liesbeth Lagemaat. In this project I was invited to develop an auditory landscape of the story, guiding the voices and their characteristic developments.
Writer, director and performer: Liesbeth Lagemaat
Composer and performer: Timon Persoon
Performer: Kars Persoon
Performer: Jan van der Haar
Rampike is a collaboration between lyricist Blanka Pesja and sound artist Timon Persoon. Together they were inspired by the life of a tree. “This silent and seemingly static life form is often taken for granted. We believe that by making an assumed silence audible we will enhance the appreciation of a tree’s existence. Their slow growth, density and fungal collaborations are but a few of the characteristics that inspired our poetry and soundscapes.”
Writer & Voice: Blanka Pesja
Composer: Timon Persoon
Press & Links
Revolution is the graduation project from Justin Bentvelsen at the HKU for audio visual media.
Monitors occupy the majority of our daily lives. Perhaps unconsciously. CGI (Computer Generated Imagery) is getting more realistic every day. This blurs the boundary between reality and the images generated by our computer. This transition is inevitable. What does this mean for humanity and their perception of reality?
Tent Academy Awards (Official Selection, Premiere, Rotterdam, Netherlands)
15th ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival (Official Selection, Paris, France)
Director: Justin Bentvelsen
Screenplay: Justin Bentvelsen
Producer: Julie Milward, Justin Bentvelsen
Art Direction: Justin Bentvelsen
Costume Design: Justin Bentvelsen
Editor: Goos van den Berg
Sound Design: Timon Persoon
Music: Timon Persoon