for kids only
MUSIC by Thierry De Mey, Michael Maierhoff, David Helbich & others
first stage supported by De School van Gaasbeek & LOD, Bijloke Summer Academy in Ghent (2018)
to be premiered in 2020
© Down the Rabbit Hole 2020
duration 35 min.
Thierry De Mey - Musique de table
Michael Maierhof - Shopping nr. 4
David Helbich - Earpieces (selection)
Joris Blanckaert - new commision
Dedicated to young audience, this project takes you into a seemingly
empty spacious hall, a playground proposed by the ensemble where
the audience is invited to discover and choose how and what to listen
to. Meanwhile, an interactive video installation tracks each inhabitant
and proposes you gamelike choreographies – so your own positioning
in space has an impact on the concert situation and makes you have
access and discover different hearing perspectives.
It’s a live music box – the inner life of a Jukebox.
proposes a shared space that is each time and constantly shaped by the
audience to create the right nest for the contemporary music live
(clarinets and objects)
(percussion and objects)
(cello and objects)
(sound design and composition)
is your privacy ///
MUSIC by Yiran Zhao, Louis D'Heudieres & Sara Glojnarić
created @ Snape Maltings Residency Open Space, supported by Ulysses Network - December 2018
to be performed @ Hambourg (DE), D'Apostrof, Meigem (BE)
© Down the Rabbit Hole 2019
duration 1h30 installation type performance
Yiran Zhao - SHHH! for head solo
Louis D'Heudieres - Sitzfleisch
Sara Glojnarić - Confession Box
Down the Rabbit Hole is developing a programme of experimental music dealing with the themes of public privacy and ‘social composing’ - a term coined by the German composer Brigitta Muntendorf to describe an approach to music that uses music’s embeddedness in social relationships – between performer, composer, and audience, or between humans and their online selves, for example – as compositional material.
my privacy is your privacy is an exploration of human’s physical and emotional presence in a musical virtual environment, to be realized, performed and toured in the UK and Europe in 2019/20.
MUSIC by Elena Rykova, Rama Gottfried and Alexander Schubert
Performed @ Ultima Festival for Contemporary Music, Vox Feminae Zagreb, Acker Stadt Palast Berlin & SMOG, Walter - Brussels
duration 55 minutes
© Down the Rabbit Hole 2018
Rama Gottfried - apophänie
Elena Rykova - 101% mind uploaded
Alexander Schubert - Hello
A bunch of hypersensitive nerves are sending obscure information - « the organisms of the miniature Apophänie world are born, mutated, absorbed, and consumed, a narrative grows between the microscopic entities » (Rama Gottfried). Pending musical life forms are unconsciously pulsating, surviving and purring along during the complex surgery of a « huge strange organism with many receptors and organs » (Elena Rykova). Meanwhile, a high blood pressure mind is relentlessly inventing a new joke taking place in the « composer's living room, it's an invitation into the personal world of (Alexander Schubert). please enjoy. » CHARGED is a quite loaded performance by music collective Down the Rabbit Hole with musical operations that become fruitful matter for procrastination.
And all that seemed blurred and vague turns into a pleasurable yet immediate cause for playing it out, letting it live and dance, with crackling, buzzing, grooving, soothing, moving and re-mixed sounds.
MUSIC by Frédéric Verrières, Matthias Kranebitter &
to be performed in Austria and Belgium 2019/20
© Down the Rabbit Hole 2019
Alexander Schubert - HELLO
Matthias Kranebitter - bureaucrats and trichromats
Frédéric Verrières - 78 pieces of film
Alexander Schubert - F1
“Fear isn't so difficult to understand. After all, weren't we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since
Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that
frightened us yesterday. It's just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.” - Alfred Hitchcock
à taaaable! ///
MUSIC by Michael Maierhoff, Thierry de Mey, Simon Loeffler,
Simon Steen-Andersen & Steve Reich
"low-tech" programme for all audiences
© Down the Rabbit Hole 2018-19
Michael Maeirhoff - Shopping nr. 4
Simon Steen-Andersen - Difficulties putting it into practice
Thierry de Mey - Musique de table
Simon Loeffler - b
Steve Reich - Music for pieces of wood
Il est l’heure - midi! - À taaaable!
À midi on mange, un peu de soupe, une salade, des pommes de terre, une omelette aux champignons et une tarte aux pommes pour finir en douceur.
Mais qu’est-ce qu’on mange sur une table musicale ?
Quelques consonnes avalées, des papiers déchirés qui se mangent accompagnés d’une petite chorégraphie des mains, un soufflé de ballons bleus, un güiro de papier vert, un sifflet rouge, des lampes qui s’allument et s'éteignent, un câble qui fait du “buzzzz” et quelques pièces de bois bien rythmées, le tout autour d’une table, avec trois musiciennes du collectif Down the Rabbit Hole. La cuisine magique
des objets qui se transforment en instruments musicaux.