Photo: Elspeth Diederix
What do we actually hear of the landscape in which we live? The drone of cars, revving scooters, and rumbling trams. Shop doorbells, church bells, ringtones, and singing birds. Heels tapping on the pavement, children’s voices in the school, and cows in the countryside… We hear them, but rarely listen.
With 11th-century liturgy and experimental music, ordinary sounds and electronic noise, soundtracks of sharks, web DJs, speech karaoke, radio, and voices, Marres opens a world of sound that will have Maastricht buzzing this summer. In Marres, works are presented by Haroon Mirza, Ryan Gander, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Lyndsey Housden, Chaim van Luit, Joseph Beuys, Anri Sala, Nishiko, and Paul Devens.
Outside Marres, Kaffe Matthews composes an audio-visual installation inspired by sharks for the marl caves of Sint Pietersberg. In the cells of the Minderbroedersberg, Espen Sommer Eide surrounds the visitor with scattered sounds of political unrest. In the crypt of the Basilica of St. Servatius, the ensemble Graindelavoix develops from July 16 onwards a sound installation based on the holy Servaas liturgy. Rutger Zuydervelt and Mark Bain make work for the Marres ice cellar and the 18th century fortifications. At Intro in situ, works by Thomas Rutgers, Jitske Blom, and David Helbich can be heard.
The composition of Graindelavoix will not be presented before July 16, because the music collective holds open rehearsals between 16 and 22 July in the crypt of the Sint Servaas Basilica. The concert is on 22 July. As of 24 July, the sound installation can be heard in the church. During this period, Graindelavoix will also give brief appearances, performances, and a lecture-performance at Marres.
For Undertones, Marres issues an exhibition pass providing the visitor with access to all locations: the exhibition in Marres and all venues on the Undertones route. When purchasing a pass, you receive a detailed city map with information about the various Undertones locations and the walking route.
The price of the exhibition pass is € 15,-. The Museumjaarkaart only gives free access to the exhibition in Marres, not to the outside locations.
Exhibition passes are available at Marres (Capucijnenstraat 98) and the Maastricht Tourist Office (Kleine Staat 1), and digitally via www.vvvmaastricht.nl
Listen to the interview with curators Juha van ‘t Zelfde and Valentijn Byvanck in Nooit Meer Slapen. This interview was broadcasted on VPRO, Radio 1, on 28 June 2014.
Concert Graindelavoix in the crypt of the Basilica of Saint Servatius22 Jul 2014
Concert Graindelavoix in the crypt of the Basilica of Saint Servatius
Espen Sommer Eide: The Distribution of the audible
Graindelavoix22 Jul 2014
Haroon Mirza: Adam, Eve, Others and a UFO
Interview Kaffe Matthews
Graindelavoix: Maastricht Cryptonomies concert22 Jul 2014
Undertones is generously supported by Fonds 21, Elisabeth Strouven Foundation and Prins Bernhard Culture Foundation.