NOTE: Photographs will be taken and a short video is made during the event. If you wish to stay out of any film material, please let us know when you arrive.

Date: November 14th
Time: 7 – 9 PM
With: Espen Sommer Eide, Mari Kvien Brunvoll, Martin Taxt
Location: Marres, House for Contemporary Culture
Fee: regular 5 euros, student 2,50 euros
Language: English spoken

Building Music

Inspired by the novel The Waves by Virginia Woolf, the Norwegian composer Espen Sommer Eide makes an eponymous spatial music album for Marres, which will  ‘live’ inside the house during the exhibition, and will be printed on vinyl. In the year preceding the opening of The Waves, Sommer Eide recorded in the different rooms of Marres in the night, in collaboration with the voice of Mari Kvien Brunvoll, and Martin Taxt on microtonal tuba. Jochem Vanden Ecker was invited to capture the entire process. With these recordings, Sommer Eide composes a series of works that succeed each other in space and to be listening to either separately or jointly.

In taking this Training The Senses session Sommer Eide, Kvien Brunvoll and Taxt guide you through the entire creation of the exhibition. An exclusive tour by the artists themselves!

What is Training the Senses?

Knowledge is not only acquired visually at schools through language and textbooks. Learning involves all of our senses: we learn by listening, tasting, smelling, touching – and even by using our intuition. Through Training the Senses participants explore and discover a new vocabulary for all their senses and a new way to transmit experience and acquire knowledge.
Training the Senses is an ongoing series by Marres, that avoids any division between the speakers, performance and the audience. Everyone is welcome to join.

Training the Senses is made possible through the financial support of de Overvoorde – Gordon Stichting / het Pauwhof Fonds.