ZOOM IN is a musical adaption of the game 'Chinese whispers'. Using instant composing, improvisation, collective composing and conduction techniques, the audience is exposed to a symbiosis of composing and performing. This is a stage presenting new compositions by young composers, from both individual and communal perspectives. ZOOM IN represents today’s landscape of contemporary music, with its inclusive, interactive and playful participation of the audience.
- 6 new compositions composed and performed by Goedlaak
- 3 new compositions by guest composers: Ezequiel Menalled, Hinse Mutter, Ilya Ziblat Shay and Janco Verduin
- 3 collective compositions composed during the concert 3 texts written by the audience during the concerts
ZOOM IN was premiered in Laak Theater, The Hague, Oct. 2014 and recently performed in Hoogtij Festival, Het Nutshuis, The Hague.
In the first half of the concert Goedlaak musicians compose together a piece on spot. Each composing only a line for the next person. The composer composes on top of that line and so on, untill everyone composed a layer of the piece. After the break the musicians perform the newly written piece, followed by a ZOOM IN - focus on smaller excerpts of the composition, using special tools and techniques of conducting and improvisation on given material. While one composes for the other (within the time limitation of only 8 minutes!), the rest of Goedlaak performs for the audience own compositions, musical games, pieces including electronics, live painting, text and theater, representing the interdisciplinary character of Goedlaak. Each musical intermezzo is followed by a performance of the newly composed duo: the layer that has just been composed and the layer that it was composed on. After listening to all layers created, you can imagine the final result. The audience is also engaged in the creative process: during the first half of the concert they write a text together, each of them adding a sentence, seeing only one line before. At the end, the text is performed by Goedlaak as a musical piece.