Hüma Utku: The Psychologist (Live AV)
Friday 12 May
Hüma Utku explores the possibilities of how sound textures and rhythm can be used to evoke a sense of ancient within advanced electronic music. Utku will present her latest album, released on Editions Mego, entitled The Psychologist. As alluded in its title: the record is built up of a series of sonic essays on psychological phenomena. The music composer and Psychology graduate stacks field recordings, spoken word, Buchla recordings and pummeling techno to dramatic heights. “The results unravel with both the clockwork rhythms of the human body and the unpredictable nature of the psyche, the pieces follow arrhythmic patterns in a harmonious way.” For FIBER Festival 2023, Utku will present the album in a live audiovisual format. Have a listen here.
Friday 12 May
Artistic researcher and musician Aimée Theriot-Ramos will open the Music & Performance night of Fiber 2023. Theriot-Ramos performs on electric cello, running the signal through software to edit, enrich and alter. Theriot-Ramos is co-host of The Social Music Club: (guided) improvisation and sound experiments for musicians and non-musicians, and aux): a collective, run by students and alumni of Sandberg Institute and Rietveld Academie, with the aim to “question the contemporary domination of image over sound and to intervene with vision-dependent frames of making and knowing.”
Saturday 13 May
at Garage Noord
Adrenaline pumping club night at Garage Noord. With Assyouti, Happy New Tears, LCY, Mbodj, Know V.A. Teqmun and Monster. Dive in!
Saturday 13 May + Sunday 14 May
at De Brakke Grond
The two-day symposium of FIBER consists of lectures, interviews, listening sessions and panel discussions. “Get to know the work of leading and emerging artists, designers, musicians and researchers. In what ways do they relate their practice and performances to innovative technological developments and pressing environmental, social and cultural issues?” With Aimée Theriot-Ramos, Aditi Srivastava, Alice Yuan Zhang, Helen Pritchard, Jordan Edge, Sean Cubitt, Studio Above&Below and Toby Kiers | SPUN.
FIBER Festival is an Amsterdam based meeting place for everyone interested in contemporary audiovisual art, daring conversations and experimental electronic music. With its 8th edition FIBER invites a curious audience to explore a multi-sensory programme that reimagines the relationships between humans, technology and a radically changing world. Learn more about FIBER and FIBER Festival 2023 here.