Wednesday March 19

The opening day will feature unique interactive performances and presentations by the students. Analog sound works, multimedia installations, “opera” and “silent” works will form an ongoing setting for the symposium. The show will feature more than 35 individual and collective contributions. Read More

Thursday March 20

The Right To Silence, curated and presented by Lawrence Abu Hamdan

A daylong exploration of how voices are both heard and silenced; listening itself will be interpreted in its many forms and affects, allowing us to understand both the frontiers of the voice and the tireless battle to govern and contain it.

With contributions by Noah Angell, Ali Kaviani (Silent University), Anna Kipervaser, Maha Mamoun and Haytham El-Wardany, Kobe Matthys (Agence), Niall Moore, James Parker and Tom Rice. Read More

Friday March 21

Resonance and Transmission: from one voice to another, curated and presented by If I Can’t Dance I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution

A new generation of feminist thinkers and contemporary artists come will together during a day of reflection on the voice and its relationship with the speaker and the receiver, including the transformation that occurs during its re-articulation by someone else.

With contributions by Frederique Bergholtz, Federica Bueti, Susan Gibb, Sharon Hayes, Alex Martinis Roe, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Francesco Ventrella and Camilla Wills. Read More

Saturday March 22

“Speak up, child!” – Voicing The Void Between Subjectivity And Subjection, curated and presented by Ruth Noack

Focused on children’s speech, this day of listening and responding to the voices inhabiting an in-between space generated by language will start out with Danica Dakić’s video projection Emily (2010), in which image and sound encounter each other in an uncanny alliance. Emily seems to be a willing subject in her own subjection to language, possibly because her command of language gives her a voice in the first place, thus granting her access to subjecthood.

With contributions by May Adadol Ingawanij, Lina Campanella, Dominique Hurt, Anna Daucikova, Luis Jacob, Yunjoo Kwak, Natascha Noack, Ruth Noack, Imogen Stidtworthy and Simon Wachsmuth. Read More

Sunday March 23

Must a Song always be a Song!, curated and presented by Mark Beasley

Must a Song presents four vocalists, performers and composers with unique histories and connections to vocal composition and Extended Vocal Technique, ranging from the popular to the avant-garde. The day will include listening sessions and talks connecting the vocal compositions of Luciano Berio with those of Whitney Houston and DJ Screw.

With contributions by Joan La Barbara, Gelsey Bell, Mark Beasley, Nicholas Bullen (Napalm Death, Scorn) and Susanne Oberbeck (No Bra).

VOICE ~ CREATURE OF TRANSITION will be brought to a close with the first public performance by the Grand Rietveld Choir, directed by composer Samuel Vriezen. The world premiere of his new piece “This is a voice” incites more than a hundred first-year Rietveld students to demonstrate how their unique voices can form a vocal community. Read More

Episode 8: March 12, VOICES ~ INSIDE / VOICES ~ OUTSIDE

Gabriëlle Schleijpen, curator in chief of the Studium Generale program will introduce the 4 invited curators and connect the lectures and the performances they will be presenting during 4 succeeding days at theatre de Brakke Grond
Look Inside, Nils Bech delivers the final conclusion to the 8 VOICE ~ CREATURE OF TRANSITION sessions
The Clash between Body and Artwork, Ricardo Basbaum opens the session with a reflection on text, voice and collective speech

Episode 7: March 5, Siren Songs

Chiara Fumai reads Valerie Solanas (2013), an interview between Chiara Fumai and Arnisa Zeqo
The echo of the voice is speaking to us… is speaking to me, a listening session contributed by noalanguageschool with excerpts from works by Meredith Monk, Joan La Barbara, Diamanda Galàs, Cathy Berberian and others

Episode 6: February 19, THE LIVING VOICE: POWER & PLEASURE

Lacan Parle (1972), screening of an excerpt from a documentary film by Francoise Wolff
Future Vocabularies, Maria Hlavajova, artistic director of BAK, in conversation with Gabriëlle Schleijpen, head of Studium Generale Rietveld Academie
Live performance-lecture by Otobong Nkanga

Episode 4: February 5, Computer Voice: The Ghost in the Machine

The Acousmatic Voice, presentation by philosopher and writer Aaron Schuster on the phenomenon of the acousmatic voice
Computer Voice; the Ghost in the Machine, collaborative presentation by Martine Neddam, Arthur Dirksen and Andre Castro in three parts

Episode 3: January 22

An interview about the role of the voice in the work of Ansuya Blom, conversation between curator Laurie Cluijtmans and artist Ansuya Blom
An introduction to Jacques Lacan, Keynote lecture by philosopher Dominiek Hoens
Sequenza III (for female voice) by Luciano Berio, 1966, a performance by mezzo-soprano Antje Lohse

Episode 2: January 15

I turn over the pictures of my voice in my head, screening of the registration of a performance by Valie Export
Learning to Play the Instrument of Loss, a lecture performance by Marianna Maruyama
The Naked Voice, a performance by Jaap Blonk

Opening: January 8

In 2014 Studium Generale Rietveld Academie and Rietveld Uncut are teaming up for a new, exhaustive artistic research project: VOICE ~ CREATURE OF TRANSITION