Event [no.16] Bird Bird, Touch Touch, Sing Sing

New Emergences proudly presents a newly commissioned work-in-progress residency/performance with artists Nguyễn Baly and Tara Transitory. They will develop an immersive site-specific performance, working alongside local performers, to explore South-East Asian, diasporic queer existences and histories, using forms of collective (de)colonial resistance.

Their story is a quiet coup attempting to displace structural imbalances, to disorientate geographies, and to find space for silenced narratives. And somewhere in the peripheral spectrum between knowing and unknowing, Nguyễn + Transitory collide with emotions, thoughts and intentions, allowing them to unfold through touch, proximity and movement, to weave an intimate world of lost magic.

Bird Bird, Touch Touch, Sing Sing will be in residence in WORM, Rotterdam 5-8th March

Nguyễn + Transitory - Credit Fahtha.k

Nguyen + Transitory – photo Fahtha.k

Meet the artists: 7th March [20.00 – 21.00 / doors open: 19.30]

Nguyễn + Transitory invite you to see/discuss their work with them.

Performance: 8th March. Part of RE#SISTER, WORM’s Feminist Festival.

Location: WORM’s UBIK space, Boomgaardsstraat 71 (off Witte de Withstraat)

Tickets for the full day: €7.50/€9

Doors open: 19.30

A co-production of New Emergences, WORM, and Mama Cash, with kind support by Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.


Event [no.15] Glow in the Dark II



New Emergences in collaboration with Moving Furniture Records and Ruisburo (cafè De Ruimte) present: Glow in The Dark #2.

In Café De Ruimte, a lovely and characteristic venue in Amsterdam-Noord with a great affinity for experimental sounds, you can meet three wonderful sound artists/composers. Each one of them has a different approach ranging from spatial sonic design to the natural sounds of everyday household items.

In between the live sets there will be individual short talks with them about their work. New Emergences is a platform advocating diversity and gender equality in electronic music and sound art. Glow In The Dark is NE’s performance series traveling through the Netherlands.





Donia Jourabchi, Iranian, born in Brussels (1986), is a sound explorer. She studied sound engineering at the SAE Institute of Brussels, developed skills in interactive sound techniques, real-time processing and interface design at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Digital and Sound Cultures in Belgium, and electroacoustic composition at ArtZoyd in France. Her focus moved towards a research-based practice during her Master’s degree at the Institute of Sonology in The Netherlands. In her work, Donia sculpts textures of sound as a physical matter, designing spatial and sonic strategies that activate potential mechanisms of engaging the social within the acoustic awareness of space. An approach towards a spatial practice of sound and situated knowledges through experimentation and exploration of the contexture between sound, bodies and space.

Alselo (aka Katarzyna Glowicka) explores the stylistic points of possible junctions between classical, ambient, folk and minimalism. Dubbed “the next star from the East” (“Junge Welt”), she came into the international spotlight with her album “Red Sun” (Bolt Records, 2014). After pursuing a successful career in orchestral classical music, her artistic interests concentrate in multimedia works for theatre, opera and film.

Inge Hoonte (1979, NL) works across writing, sound and public projects to orchestrate and document moments of connection, both in harmony and dissonance. For today’s performance, the natural sounds of everyday household items will be amplified to compose a rhythmic soundscape.


Event [no.14] – Unerhörte Frauen!

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New Emergences opens the season 2018/2019 with Unerhörte Frauen! (Unheard Women), an event produced in collaboration with Bochumer Symphoniker.

Wednesday 24/10/2018, 19:00 CET
Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr – Marienplatz 1, 44787 Bochum, Germany

Erwin Roebroeks – musicologist, writer, researcher and curator – brings together three especially curated discussion-concerts for Bochumer Symphoniker at Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr. The three evenings present different focuses of the main theme of the week, Fremde/Heimat – Komponieren im Exil, which may be understood as the music of composers who have been “banned”. The first of these three evenings will discuss a potent close parallel called Unerhörte Frauen (Unheard Women) whose composed music, adversely affected by power structures of the time, has effectively been excluded, to be rendered invisible, and their names forgotten forever. What does it mean to be “banned” and how is it that our society has been complicit in such controversy?

New Emergences was kindly invited to co-curate/host, and co-produce this event and we are very pleased to be in partnership with Bochumer Symphoniker.

Involving a rich and wide angle of perspectives, the panel this evening will be expertly guided by Lisa Blanning (US/DE) – moderator, writer and editor on music, art and culture. Patricia Hall (US) – musicologist, researcher, writer, editor, and lecturer – has been invited to discuss her role as general editor of The Oxford Handbook of Music Censorship (Oxford University Press, 2017), and will be accompanied by Ann Cleare (IE), an Irish composer writing concert music, opera, extended sonic environments, and hybrid instrumental design; and Penny Saunders (UK), artist, researcher, and maker of theatre-sets, puppets and props, in particular with Forkbeard Fantasy.

[More info about the panel below]

Music programme for the evening:
Giulia Bolcato (soprano) and Gianluca Geremia (lute) will perform the following compositions by Barbara Strozzi and Francesca Caccini

L’Eraclito Amoroso, cantata, Op. 2 (5’30’’) – B. Strozzi
L’amante segreto, cantata (“Voglio, voglio morire”), Op. 2. (7’50’’) – B. Strozzi
Lagrime mie, Op. 7 (8’50’’) – B. Strozzi
Chi desia di saper (2’30’’) – F. Caccini
Non so se quel sorriso (3’30’’) – F. Caccini

Full programme of the Fremde/Heimat – Komponieren im Exil: 22-28 October


Full programme of the Gesprächskonzerte:

24/10 Unerhörte Frauen! (unheard/invisible women), 19:00 CET
25/10 Der Nachhall des Gulag (music and sounds from the Gulag), 19:00 CET
26/10 Verfemte Musik in der Gegenwart (outlawed music in the present day), 19:00 CET

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