New Music Central: Jan-Bas Bollen

Presenter: School of Music
  • Date: Monday, 27 March 2023 to Monday, 27 March 2023
  • Time: 07:00PM to 08:00PM
  • Location: UC Arts Recital Room at the Arts Centre, 3 Hereford St
  • Ticket: Free

In this New Music Central concert, Dutch composer Jan-Bas Bollen performs with his HyperTheremin; a touchless, magical instrument by his own design.

It allows him to create captivating sonic and visual poetry through manipulation of invisible controls, revealed only by a precise choreography of his hands in space. Cleverly programmed faders and switches are positioned in a virtual, multi-dimensional console, physically detached from the real world. Bollen’s feedback consists of the choreography’s result itself: sounds from loudspeakers and visuals from projectors.
Jan-Bas Bollen studied composition at the Royal Conservatory The Hague. Internationally active as a composer, performer and educator, he creates music for soloists, ensembles, theatre productions and installation art. In many of his works he employs live-electronics with visuals and he is often using cutting-edge technologies such as the HyperTheremin. He regularly collaborates with dancers and choreographers and is also an electric bass player, DJ and producer of club tracks under the moniker BAZR.


Image credit: Eric de Clercq.


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