Rumor 80

Rumor 80        Utrecht          Friday 17 April  2015

Start: 20:15   Theater Kikker

Admission: €17,-  /  €13,- (U-pass, student, CJP, 65+)

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20:15  Marc Vanrunxt – Real, So real  –  Theater Kikker

In 1982 composer Morton Feldman wrote the work ‘Three Voices’ as a tribute to the painter Philip Guston and the poet Frank O’Hara. At the time the composition was performed by singer Joan La Barbara, who sang live, and two voices recorded on tape. Real, So Real is based on this composition. The Belgian choreographer Marc Vanrunxt makes dancer Marie De Corte interact with the three-part installation, this time with a live performance by mezzo-soprano Els Mondelaers. De Cortes’ dancing body offers a powerful response to this monumental music.

choreography: Marc Vanrunxt;  dance: Marie De Corte;   mezzo-soprano: Els Mondelaers

21:30  Frisk Frugt –  ACU

Danish multi-instrumentalist Anders Lauge Meldgaard is the man behind the alias Frisk Frugt, Danish for “fresh fruit”. He was born in Aalborg, but currently lives in Berlin. With his own fantasy orchestra – a self-built flute organ, toy parrots, tiny keyboards and a lot more – Anders creates a virtuoso, catching mix of minimal music, pop and Danish folk. ‘It’s like a lush summer meadow in full bloom, at once teeming with tiny harmonic ecosystems and bursting with life-affirming possibilities’.

22:30  Ava Mendoza Unnatural ways – RASA

Exciting guitar-playing by Ava Mendoza, former student of Nels Cline (Wilco) and Fred Frith. Her band shifts between ‘complex heavy rock, avant-jazz and warped, noisy blues.’  Ava Mendoza is familiar with many guitar styles, from classical music to blues and adventurous experiments. Her guitar playing balances between melody and atonality, between beauty and raw abstraction. She has played with innumerable international musicians, but her main project is Unnatural Ways from Brooklyn, New York. The band’s first album is to be released shortly.

Ava Mendoza – guitar/vocals;  Tim Dahl –  bass;  Max Jaffe – drums/percussion

Information and tickets: [email protected] / 030-2382080 /

Special thanks to: Theater Kikker, ACU, RASA, Gaudeamus, City of Utrecht, Norma Fonds, Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds, Elise Mathilde Fonds, Fonds 21