Devolution / De-evolution / Backwards Evolution
A story (like a version, so not specifically THE story but rather A story) of devolution
Thu, 6 April 2017 | 21:00 hour
Thu, 6 April 2017 | 21:00 hour
Door tickets: € 8.00
Presale: € 8.00
Students (upon presentation of college ID): € 5.00
CJP: € 5.00
Splendor members: € 5.00
Dennis Matos and Luke Deane present an evening of new music dedicated to devolving musical ideas, working backwards to find somewhere further ahead. Luke and Dennis lived together at NDSM in 2015 where they created halloween musical programme “The name of the occasion”, containing some of the scariest music maybe ever. Here they join forces once again for an evening of primitivism.
Dennis started playing percussion when he was 6, in his hometown Vác Hungary, under the hands of László Fazes who remained his teacher for 10 years. During this time, Dennis completed many competitions successfully. He finished high school studies in the Boronkay György Szakközépiskola és Gimnázium in the Environment protection and Chemistry department, although spent his third year in Budapest, at the Percussion department of the Bartók Béla Konzervatórium, under the hands of Aurél Holló. Despite some complications with this study time, it was a critical stepping stone for Dennis in discovering the beautiful and challenging world of composition. With little experience, but great spirit, after graduation Dennis applied to the composition department in Amsterdam, where he now studies his second year on the bachelor composition program.
“Coming from a Hungarian-Cuban mixed family with parents from scientific fields, I always had diverse interests. While obviously focusing on my musical development above all at the moment, I developed a big interest in the surrounding happenings in a social and political sense, which shines through my artistic output quite noticeably. I widen my field of activity by collaborating with theatre, which has been a long time plan of mine. I hope I was able to share some of my ideas successfully, and I will be able to see all of you soon.”
One of the new Splendor “Jonge Hond”, Luke Deane is a composer from Somerset, England. Deane’s work is associated with the satirical “4th Viennese School” of musical composition, although research questions the reality of this school. He is most known for his collaborations which include large scale sculpture and theatre works, and for his songs, which he performs under the guise of Lisa, his alter-ego. Luke’s output spans many disciplines and his body of work is notably difficult to describe with a single example.
Among recent notable works were 3 Cars (2015), an opera which featured only custom built remote-operated cars that could sing to each other, duet In Hail (2016) created with Ragnar Olafsson which toured Cross-Linx Festival in 2016, A Walk on the Wild Side (2015): a music sound-walk about sex and Returning Odysseus (2016) co-composed with Paul Zaba, which is described as A point-of-view realisation of Monteverdi’s late opera Il Ritorno d’Ulyssey in Patria.. Luke is one half of the duo Intercalaris, where he works alongside Richard Stenton, together creating The 4th Viennese Collection. Currently Luke is an FPK Nieuwe Maker 2017/18 with Grachtenfestival, developing a new opera, short film and installation tour, and is developing a future project for The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam where he currently sits on an editorial board for Friday Night programming. Luke studied with Howard Skempton, Joe Cutler, Michael Wolters, Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres, Jorrit Tamminga, John Law and many more.