In 2015 and 2016 Tuning People wanted to start four investigations. Two in 2015 and two in 2016. Respectively concerning four different themes such as ‘content’, ‘sound’, ‘movement’ and ‘image’. For each of those four investigations the group searched for a residency. After the first research, which was focused on ‘content’, they decided there was a great enthousiasm to work separately in a more individually focused format. The third research, focused on ‘movement’, takes place at wpZimmer. The fourth research focuses on ‘image’ and takes place at De Maan.
These researches will ultimately culminate in the exhibition STADSKLANK, dealing with social, cultural en demographic themes. The exhibition will be a collection or inventory of musical cultures and subcultures inhabiting a town. There will be sound recordings, video registrations, sketches, objects and music. You will see images of parties, concerts and rehearsals in various intimate spaces of the city. As a visitor you will take a path through the audio based blueprint of a city to create your own composition. The focus is centered around sound and formal symbols. Real imagery is being mixed with fictional rituals and rehearsals. These different recordings are in dialog with each other.
Premiere: April 2017 – OPERA XXi – DeSingel