It is also the wind that learned humans to speak.
International Music Festival Gaudeamus
Kite maker Benny Schreur,
The Performing Arts Fund NL
Amsterdam Graphic Studio
Satellietgroep The Hague
Kees van de Wiel
Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds Friesland
Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds Utrecht
Vuyk Onderzoek Ontwerp en Advies
Dyane Donck with Meri Nikula
Musicaerial is a project inspired by the wind, which finds its voice in the form of a kite. I use the kite as an instrument to translate the inaudible and invisible layers of wind into sound. The three guiding forces why kites fly: upward pressure, traction and gravity, form the basis for this musical and visual journey. Among my most important intentions are the realisation and bringing together a variety of musical and visual stories, in which the different sound and energy layers of the kite and the ‘kite spot’ form the common element. Depending on the individual work proces of the composers and sound artists, they have searched in their aesthetic and compositional considerations for random organisation or structured tone sequences within the sound spectrum of the kite. The diverse backgrounds of the whole team provide a broad repertoire outside the common ‘mainstream’. The choice of contemporary composers and artists and the richness of sounds and images they expose either in the music or in the work of art are literally taken outside and beyond the protection of the walls. And because everyone has been flying kites once in a while, everyone can relate to the instrument and the work of art.