Patientia

Mike Kramer

In honour of the 100th birthday of visual artist Aad de Haas, SCHUNCK, and Cultura Nova are organising a live performance of Patientia at St. Cunibertus church in Wahlwiller. In an immersive experience combining composition, architecture, and a quadraphonic arrangement, sound artist Mike Kramer will move you with his spherical blend of raw and angelic sounds.

 

When creating Patientia, Mike Kramer drew his inspiration from the Stations of the Cross and murals by Aad de Haas in the church in Wahlwiller. No ‘real’ instruments are used in the performance of the composition – only synthetic instruments, concrete sounds, and voices. ‘Patientia’ means different things in different contexts. Inspired by the Stations of the Cross, Kramer chose to position its meaning between serenity and submission.

 

Quadraphonic arrangement

A quadraphonic arrangement will be used for the live performance; the audience will therefore experience the music and sounds from four different angles, which will produce an optimal dialogue between the sound of the composition and the existing architecture. The spherical interplay between the various sounds, sometimes raw, sometimes angelic, and the image and atmosphere of the interior will help to create a profound, all-encompassing experience.

 

About the creator

Mike Kramer is a sound artist and artistic director at the (h)ear foundation. The foundation specialises in sound art and experimental music. (h)ear organises concerts, performances, lectures, and workshops and curates exhibitions with sound art as their leitmotif. Mike also produces radio programmes and is a live recording technician at classical music station Concertzender.

 

Patientia is also supported by SCHUNCK, Cultura Nova, Intro in Situ, and St. Cunibertus church in Wahlwiller.

 

The tickets include a return bus ticket to Wahwiller from Heerlen.

 

On the day of the performance in Wahlwiller, the ‘Patientia’ CD by Mike Kramer will also be on sale.

 

Bus transportation

For both performances, SCHUNCK and Cultura Nova will be organising bus transportation from Heerlen to Wahwiller and back.

For the 1:00 PM performance, the bus will depart from the SCHUNCK Glass Palace (Bongerd) at 12:15 PM. After the performance, the bus will return to Heerlen at 2:15 PM.

For the 3:30 PM performance, the bus will depart from the SCHUNCK Glass Palace (Bongerd) at 2:45 PM. After the performance, the bus will return to Heerlen at 4:45 PM.

You can, of course, always make your own way there. The bus will leave at the indicated time with the passengers who are present.