Steven

Prengels.

© H. Hoffmann

Exhibition

INTRO

During my studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam I got completely obsessed by the works and thinking of Marcel Duchamp. And still, after several years he remains an inexhaustible source of inspiration.

For my 'Exhibition' (which was also my graduating composition in Amsterdam), I took one of  Duchamp's most iconic works as my starting point: the 'Large Glass’ (full title: ‘La Mariée mise à nu par ses Célibataires, même’). In seven scenes (tableaux) I shed my own personal and subjective light on this enigmatic work, as a sort of personal research into the mind of the artist.

 

EXHIBITION was written for a woman, nine men, bass trombone and tape.

CONTENT

1. Phonotop

(tape)

 

2. Contrapunctus per Augmentationem et Diminutionem

(tape)

 

3. Transition

(bass trombone)

 

4. l' Etat Brut

(the woman and the nine men)

 

5. Jeu de l'Infra-Mince (1)

(bass trombone, the nine men)

 

6. Jeu de l'Infra-Mince (2)

(the woman, tape)

 

7. Visite Guidée Mâlique

(the woman, the nine men)

CREDITS

composition.

concept.

direction.

 

dedicated to.

 

performers.

 

 

 

 

premiere.

 

Steven Prengels

Steven Prengels

Steven Prengels, Sabine Reifer

 

Wim Henderickx

 

Els Mondelaers (mezzo), Bart De Lausnay (bass trombone), Luk Vernimmen, Paul Lievens, Aimé Govaert, Tom Vandenbrouck, Tom Van den Broeck, Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyze, Dieter Demerre, Pieter Klinck, Michael Zanders

 

Bernard Haitinkzaal, Conservatorium Amsterdam 06.2009

Auditorium, Aalter 06.2009