REWIRE FESTIVAL 2021 online from The Hague

This year Rewire will break with its traditional format of presenting adventurous music in a wide range of venues and sites in The Hague early April. Instead, we will be presenting a fully online programme on 6th – 9th May 2021 including several commissioned works, remote collaborations and premieres. In addition, Rewire 2021 will feature a number of offline activities scheduled for Autumn, to be announced at a later stage.

Over four days Rewire will present a multitude of projects and formats that demonstrate the varied ways artists have been creating and performing works under physical restrictions. The festival brings together artists and audience to create and share unique audio-visual and interactive experiences, alongside a discursive programme of talks, workshops and meditations that aims to critically address our festival theme of (Re)setting.

(Re)setting explores processes of change and adaptation as they relate to sound, listening practices and our environment. In an increasingly fraught global context, we are constantly having to reorientate ourselves inside new situations and changing perspectives. Rewire 2021 offers a moment of pause to reflect on our contemporary arrangements, and seeks ways in which we can actively negotiate these structures on our own terms. The theme folds in our current context of the pandemic and how it has affected all aspects of our lives, including our health and our ability to create and connect to one another, as well as exploring the on-going process of Rewire manifesting online.

Alongside this, Rewire is teaming up with virtual club platform Club Qu, presenting sets by artists from Brazil, China, United Kingdom, Jordan, and Mexico in this community-driven online environment on the Saturday night of the festival. In collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Rotterdam-based centre for architecture, design, and digital culture, Rewire is presenting the symposium ‘For the Record: In Another Setting’. This symposium will discuss design tactics for collective music experiences in and beyond pandemic times.

The line-up for the Rewire 2021 online edition:

Able Noise
Aïsha Devi & 118 present SLF: The Sacred Show*
AM Kanngieser presents Between Death And Dying There Is A Hum *
Alberta Whittle – Reset
Archivo Auxiliar
Bashar Suleiman
Bby Eco
Ben Bertrand
Brandon LaBelle
Byron Westbrook & Koen Holtkamp present Chromatic Dispersion*
Carl Gari & Abdullah Miniawy
Caroline Claus in conversation with Peter Cusack
claire rousay & Morita Vargas*
Clifford Sage presents Tuner
CS + Kreme & Alessandra Leone*
Cy X presents In Pursuit of Black Noise
Devi Mambouka presents Voice Design
Dhanveer Singh Brar
Duma & Jesse Kanda*
Dreamcrusher & Andrés Baron*
Elza Soares & jaimie branch *
Félicia Atkinson & Ben Rivers*
Flight of the Giant Swan by Joe Hatt
Galya Bisengalieva
Genevieve Murphy presents I Don’t Want To Be An Individual On My Own (concert version)*
GLOR1A feat. Alpha Rats – SWARM (prototype 2.0)*
Holland Andrews
Jason King
Jessika Khazrik presents Pharmakopoeia قرابادين *
Johanna Hedva
Johanna Hedva in conversation with Jessika Khazrik
John Bence presents Love *
Jonny Nash
Karen Willems & Machinefabriek*
Kate NV
KMRU & Donna Verheijden*
Lee Gamble – Flush Real Pharynx feat. Clifford Sage
Leo Svirsky & The River Without Banks*
Levy Lorenzo performs Aphasia by Mark Applebaum
Lisa Hall presents Acts of Air
Lyckle de Jong
Maral & Brenna Murphy*
Maria Chavez & Valentina Magaletti*
Masma Dream World
Meuko! Meuko! & NAXS Corp. present 0 Selves *
No Plexus (Bec Plexus & No Compliments) presents Manicurism *
NYX presents Mutualism feat. Belinda Zhawi & Nick Cobby *
Passepartout Duo
Peter Cusack
Pierce Warnecke & Matthew Biederman present Somnifacient Signals
Pussykrew present Serpent of Self *
Raja Kirik
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Zeena Parkins*
Ronald Langestraat & Tim Koh
Salomé Voegelin in conversation with Jennifer Walshe
Satomimagae *
Siete Catorce
Show Pony & The Rodina*
Sophie Mars presents Mindful Mutations*
Space Afrika & Tibyan Mahawah Sanoh – Untitled (To Describe You)
Tabita Rezaire*
Tara Clerkin Trio
Tellurian Drama by Riar Rizaldi
Valencia James presents Volumetric Performance Toolbox
Wojciech Rusin presents The Funnel
Yamila presents Eyelidless
Yasuaki Shimizu & Kara-Lis Coverdale*

* World premiere

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