One Thousand Pulses presents:
An Evening with JOZEF VAN WISSEM
SATURDAY, APRIL 3
DOORS 7:30 PM • PERFORMANCE 8 PM
ADMISSION: $15 advance tix • $18 at the door
LOCATION: 9 Edward Place, Woodcliff Lake NJ 07677 USA • 201.316.5403
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www.onethousandpulses.com • firstname.lastname@example.org
OTP is pleased to present composer and lute player Jozef van Wissem, renowned for his unusual approach to the renaissance and baroque lute, cutting and pasting classical pieces, reversing melodies, and adding electronics & processed field recordings to the lute’s rich, historic soundfield.
The unusual wedlock of composition and improvisation creates an unheard amalgam of contemporary folk and late renaissance music. van Wissem has accomplished the strange feat of bridging the idiom of 17th-century lute literature and 21st-century composition. Although he uses subtle electronic sound manipulation, van Wissem has largely stayed faithful to the particular timbre, resonance and playing technique of the lute. Yet his music does not progress in a traditional linear fashion, nor does it lead to predictable climaxes.
In addition to being a composer, van Wissem runs the Incunabulum label and performs extensively around the world, has worked with improvisor/guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama, sound-sculpturist Maurizio Bianchi, experimentalists Smegma, among others, and has lectured at at Wesleyan universtity, Mills College and Cambridge University on “the liberation of the lute”.http://www.myspace.com/vanwissem
One Thousand Pulses is a home concert series featuring artists operating throughout the spectrum of electronic and experimental music. From our base in northeast New Jersey, we provide a truly dynamic, connective, and resonant experience for both performer and audience, the foundation for a broad-based network of similar venues initiated on local, regional, and national levels.