testing ground for art & ecology

Performance DNK re-enact David Dunn’s ‘Entrainments 2’ (1985) 

Saturday May 12, 16:00, Amstelpark, Outdoors start at het Glazen Huis
as part of the finnissage of the exhibition Resonant

DNK ensemble:
Martijn Tellinga – documentation, voice, oscillator
Koen Nutters – documentation, voice, oscillator
Seamus Cater – documentation, voice, oscillator
André Avelãs – parabolic & binaural microphones
Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec– sound design
DNK ensemble will perform a re-enactment of David Dunn’s Entrainments 2 as the closing event of the exhibition Resonant.
Entrainments 2 (Geomantic Mappings of Eco-Systemic Resonance),is one of David Dunn’s seminal sonic land art pieces. Having been conceived in 1985 it is nonetheless still a totally innovative and relevant performance. In terms of contemporary music emerging out of the concert hall and into the environment, and the use of the environment as a generative element the importance of Dunn’s work can hardly be overstated. It is a rarity that Dunn’s thoroughly original and influential works are performed and this re-enactment is the first time Dunn’s work will be performed in the Netherlands.
Coming from a very diverse background as a violinist (contemporary and early music), an electronic designer (San Diego State University electronic music studio), a music theorist (assistant to Harry Partch), and a composer; David Dunn has spent the last forty years exploring the relationships between music, ambient sound and language, fusing bioacoustics, linguistics, deep ecology, computer technology and musical composition into new forms of musical composition, performance and experience. Today, he rarely presents concerts or installations and instead prefers the lecture format or to engage in site-specific interactions or research-oriented activities.
Like many of his works, Entrainments 2 investigates the phenomenology of ecology. Fusing technological and astrological chartings, it explores notions of site, resonance and perimeter, staging modulation of real-time and documented experiences, mappings of different types of site-specific data, and performative negotiations of the ambient surrounding.
DNK ensemble
The DNK-ensemble is an ever changing group of multi disciplinary performers brought together by DNK-Amsterdam. DNK ensemble’s working method is based on a collaborative composition process where different performative, musical, textual, visual and historic material is thrown into a melting pot made up of mutable timeframes and spatial and aural dynamics. By arranging in time and space, equating sound, object and action and letting go of the singular compositional ego, the material can be influenced by the collaboration with new logics being discovered in the dynamic of the pack.
This performance is supported by Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst