On the 16th of October we could celebrate the premiere of ‘memento’ – a dance production of choreographer Tim Plegge and the ‘Hessisches Staatsballett’. Dark Fader composed several pieces for the evening.
For further information or if you want to see everything live, please visit the websites of the:
Photo © David Rodriguez
The co-operation with Tim Plegge (chef-choreographer of the ‘Hessisches Staatsballett’) for ‘memento’ really works well for both sides and Tim asked us to create some addidtional composition.
So we have been busy in June and July to add 5 more pieces for the upcoming premiere on 16th of october.
We are looking very much forward to it.
Photo © David Rodriguez
Dark Fader just finished the composition of 9 brand-new pieces for ‘memento’.
Choreographer Tim Plegge’s new creation “Memento” takes up the idea of letting go and creating strength from fears, grief and death. Without illustrating concrete situations, he creates a choreography that shows human beings and their ability to transform out of moments of crisis. A call to become as aware of one’s mortality as of the preciousness of life. And a celebration of the moment, between “memento mori” and “memento vivere”.
Here is a short impression of what we did: ‘Inner Fight‘
For additional info about the production please read the previous article.
After a longer time-out of our project, we got the opportunity to compose additional pieces for the ballet production ‘Memento’.
It is a classical/contemporary dance performance by the choreographer Tim Plegge together with the ‘Hessisches Staatsballett’ and the ‘Hessisches Staatsorchester’.
‘Memento’ is shown at the ‘Staatstheater Darmstadt‘ as well as at the ‘Staatstheater Wiesbaden’. The premiere is scheduled for the 9th of April.
The music will be a combination of Max Richter’s interpretation of Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’ and our compositions.
Some sniplets will be available soon on this site.
If you click here, you can watch some photos of our collaboration with the live painter Sigrid Tanghe at BEM in January.
It was a very interesting and enriching experience.
As for now, Dark Fader will take a little break and Roald and Peer will follow some other projects.
Keep in touch.
Dark Fader will be in included in a FeBeME-BeFEM (Belgian Federation for Electroacoustic Music) showcase-concert in Brussels on Saturday, January 28 2017.
We’ll be the first band/artist playing, followed by several belgian artists presenting either live electronics and acousmatic music on a loudspeaker orchestra.
The concert will take place in the Centre Culturel Jacques Franck in Saint-Gilles at 8:00 PM.
More information about the event and the venue here.
After more than one year of pure hardware and software development, Dark Fader has rehearsed again. Peer does now also have a glove. The new creative possibilities offered by the revised configurations need to be mastered a bit more, so we have cancelled our participation to #BEM16 and have rather focused on preparing the concerts taking place in 2017. A new rehearsing session is coming soon.
Given the few updates on this blog for more than one year, the reader (you) might wonder if Dark Fader still exists. Good question. Yes, Dark Fader still lives but during all this time most action took place behind the scenes. Each of us has worked very hard to seriously upgrade his setup. We have been busy designing, developing, testing and again designing, developing and testing, both hardware and software. All of this to improve reliability, flexibility, gesture control, sound quality, etc. It’s been a lot of work with electronics, textile, Max, gen~, Arduino, and even C programming. This is a long, long process which is not finished yet. However we hope and do whatever we can to reach a stable situation at the summer’s end.
We are very happy to re-take our rehearsals in October this year and if everything works as expected we have some fantastic new plans for the upcoming months.
So keep in touch and meanwhile enjoy our latest work of art which we think is very beautiful.
Before Peer returned to Germany, we had an extremely nice photo-shooting with the very talented and gifted photographer David Rodriguez. You can watch our new pictures here.
This time we met in Brussels, to finish our work on ‘Flux’, a short movie by Candaş Şişman.
You can watch the movie here.
The next couple of months we will work on our first CD.