Jens Maurits Orchestra is currently working on its new project “Triggers and Thresholds”; a 10-headed art-installation-concert questioning the possible processes in life that formed sound into music.
The inspiration for this project came from interviews the artists conducted with different scientists on the theories of evolution, consciousness and neurology. Together, the Jens Maurits Orchestra adds poems and instruments to tell the audience a story about the behavior of the ape-man, the tip of the cochlea and the whispers of our subconscious.
Not only musically and theatrically, but also visually, "Triggers and Thresholds" is a performance that unfolds a unique view on modern science. An installation made of microphones and magnetic tapes demonstrates a mechanism that is slowly building a memory, while rewriting its present at the same time.
Leading thinkers of this collective are Jens Bouttery (drummer/composer) and Daan Milius (videomaker). In the previous award-winning project The Dubtapes – interviews in concert, they researched the musicality of their language. For "Triggers and Thresholds", they are accompanied by Lucas Kramer (installation), James Douglas Eynon (text) Niels Van Heertum (euphonium / flugelhorn / trumpet), Dorian Dumont (piano), Benjamin Sauzereau (guitar), Rik Sturtewagen (violin), Lennart Heyndels (cello) and Joris Lindemans (bass).
We would like to invite everyone to the première of Triggers and Thresholds, which will be held at Rataplan (Antwerp) on September 27th during the festival BORG.
For more information about this unique project, please visit the artists’ blog or watch their video’s on vimeo (http://vimeo.com/96687935).
This project was realized with the support of the Flemish goverment and our partners: Rataplan, Jazz Station, Vrijstaat O and Aubergine Artist Management.