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Volt 25:30

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After their stunning collaboration for the Rewire 2021 online edition in May, Rewire now presents ‘Volt’, the outcome of Karen Willems & Machinefabriek’s residency at the festival.

Belgian percussionist and composer Karen Willems is a serial collaborator, but hadn’t worked with an electronic artist before her residency with Machinefabriek. Dutch producer Rutger Zuydervelt works with drone, noise, ambient music and field recordings to create glacial soundscapes, eerie electro-acoustic environments and crushing walls of static.

Recorded on site at the Electriciteitsfabriek in The Hague, their collaboration, entitled ‘Volt’, sees the duo’s styles complement each other perfectly. With Willems free-form improvisational drumming wizardry, she utilises a wide range of percussion instruments, adding occasional vocals brimming with intensity. Machinefabriek responds to her dynamic style by crafting a mind-bending array of pulsating synth lines and drones, manipulating field recordings with electronic processing and effects.

Catch the duo perform for a live audience for the first time at the Rewire 2021 - offline edition, which runs across 10, 11, 12 & 18 September. They play alongside a number of other artists from the online edition in May, as well as some new names, as Rewire returns to The Hague for its first physical festival since 2019. The timetable for the upcoming festival is now online! Get your tickets and check out the full programme at: www.rewirefestival.nl

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released August 27, 2021

Karen Willems: drums, percussion, voice, objects
Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek): electronics

Performed live at De Electriciteitsfabriek, The Hague (NL),
on May 4th 2021, as part of the online edition of Rewire.
Recorded by Barny Pronk. Mixed by Rutger Zuydervelt.

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Rewire The Hague, Netherlands

Rewire is a The Hague based non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting and fostering adventurous forward-thinking music and sound. Rewire's main activity is the annually held Rewire festival. Besides the festival Rewire is focused on presenting several other affiliated activities year round, most notably the concert series Rewire x Korzo. ... more

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