OORtreders Festival 2022: Sound in Times of Fluidity

OORtreders 2022
OORtreders Klankenbos 2022
Sandeep Bhagwati To Sing While Drowning

Sound in times of fluidity
21-23.10, Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof (BE)

Locations: Theatergebouw Dommelhof, Het Klankenbos, Bibliotheek Neerpelt, Atelier Lucas Pellens, CC Palethe.

What is OORtreders?

OORtreders Festival is a 3-day happening for art and sound, at a unique location in the middle of the forests of North Limburg. Visitors and artists both local and from abroad come together with a shared focus on sound and music. A sense of experimentation and adventure is a must here. This fourth edition, subtitled ‘Sound in times of fluidity’, reflects on a society where almost everything is in flux and refuses to become consistent. Throughout the programme, various themes are explored at the intersection between ecology and society, with sound as the primary medium.

The festival programme includes concerts and performances, talks, and an expo-route with sound installations that can be experienced in- as well as outdoors.

Sound in times of fluidity

OORtreders Festival invites encounters that cross artistic boundaries and preconceptions. Together with a diverse group of critical voices, we explore the relationship between people, nature, society and space through sound, music and performance. In a fluid world that is constantly in motion, sound travels like waves through the air we breathe. The programme reflects on the state of the world today, and looks for alternative perspectives and possible futures.

The festival consists of three main parts: a live programme with music and sound performances, an indoor & outdoor expo-route, and a series of screenings, symposia, listening sessions, radio, labs and showcases that are connected to the festival theme.

To Sing While Drowning

Sounds Now is proud to support the production “To Sing While Drowning” from Sandeep Bhagwati, who will bring together a diverse group of musicians for a 3-day workshop to create a site specific performance. 

Sandeep Bhagwati – composer, poet, director
Lucy Zhao – pipa
Eva Glasmacher – voice
Elshan Ghasimi – tar
Deniza Popova – voice
Ravi Srinivasan – voice, tabla
Gregor Schulenburg – flute, duduk
Andi Teichmann – electronics
Hannes Teichmann – electronics
Jan Verheyen – carillon
Claudia Nieuwenhuizen – recitation
Raf Lust – recitation

Discover the programme

Volunteers for OORtreders 2022

Call for volunteers

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who want to help us out during this weekend. The tasks will be very diverse (reception of the public and artists, ticket control, security, logistical support, construction and dismantling, ..) and will be clearly briefed beforehand.

For compensation you will of course receive free access to the festival, food and drinks will also be provided. Would you like to join our volunteer team? Register here!

OORtreders Festival is a festival by C-TAKT and Musica Impulse Centre in collaboration with CC Palethe, Expo-group Off, Off, Off, the Flemish Community, the Flemish Government, Municipality of Pelt, Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof and Province of Limburg. 

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