Rewire Festival 2021 features many KonCon Artists

This year Rewire will break with it’s traditional format of presenting adventurous music in a wide range of venues and sites in The Hague early April. Instead, we will be presenting a fully online programme on 6 – 9 May 2021 including several commissioned works, remote collaborations and premieres. In addition, Rewire 2021 will feature a number of offline activities scheduled for Autumn, to be announced at a later stage.

Over four days Rewire will present a multitude of projects and formats that demonstrate the varied ways artists have been creating and performing works under physical restrictions. The festival brings together artists and audience to create and share unique audiovisual and interactive experiences, alongside a discursive programme of talks, workshops and meditations that aims to critically address our festival theme of (Re)setting.

Music for a Busy City (online version)

As part of the Rewire 2021 online edition, Rewire presents a new digital interpretation of the Music for a Busy City project planned to take place across The Hague at Rewire 2020. A series of sonic interventions take place in public space, with audiences able to access these performances online. Visitors are invited to explore a digital map of these five specific locations in The Hague, with 360 degree visuals and audio, adapting to your position on the map. Expanding our understanding of a musical experience, sound, physical and digital space, Music for a Busy City takes four composers out of the concert hall and into the urban landscape, making music for the spaces we pass every day. Taking this idea further under the current physical restrictions we face in 2021, the project questions our relationship with sound and public space, and what it means for this relationship to be digitally mediated.

Music for a Busy City features new commissioned compositions by Ain Bailey, Genevieve Murphy, Pete Harden, and Yannis Kyriakides will be presenting two new pieces.

For more information on Rewire visit the website.