MAZE FESTIVAL 2017 – Splendor/Bimhuis

a festival dedicated to sonic textures and field recordings

Amsterdam-based ensemble MAZE is dedicated to performing music that challenges the idea of fixed form and a fixed listening perspective. Following previous collaborations with Robert Ashley, Christian Marclay, Annea Lockwood and Michael Pisaro, MAZE now presents a festival dedicated to sonic textures and field recordings.

MAZE’s guests in Splendor are the Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard and Irish composer Barbara Ellison, who lives in the Netherlands. MAZE will also perform the whale song- inspired Quasimodo by Alvin Lucier (USA), Jitterbug, a portrait of a fictive natural environment by field recording pioneer Annea Lockwood (NZ/USA), a live-streamed interactive work by Rebekah Wilson (NZ) and Wild Horse by the recently deceased founder of Deep Listening, Pauline Oliveros (USA).

The MAZE FESTIVAL 2017 is a collaboration between Splendor and BIMhuis. For more information on the second concert on Friday, June 2 in BIMHUIS see:–okkyung-lee–jakob-kirkegaard