Canto Ostinato Audio Visual is an audiovisual performance with harp, electronica and visuals, based on the groundbreaking composition ‘Canto Ostinato’. Three artists respond to each other on stage using their instruments and selfdeveloped software, determining who takes the lead according to the codes of ‘Canto Ostinato’.
Canto Ostinato Audio Visual takes place on the fascinating intersection between music, visual art and technology, and provides a unique experience for all the senses. Interaction and improvisation are the foundation of the composition; every performance is different.
Harp player Gwyneth Wentink, electronic composer Wouter Snoei and video artist Arnout Hulskamp will bring this arrangement of Canto Ostinato to exceeding stages worldwide. This revolutionary arrangement of Canto is an ode to the famous Dutch composer of minimal music, Simeon ten Holt.
Gwyneth Wentink (1981) is an internationally acclaimed harp player and winner of, among other awards, the Dutch Music Award – the highest distinction awarded to musicians in The Netherlands – and the Israel International Harp Competition. Surprising choices and groundbreaking projects, on national and international tours, define Gwyneth Wentink as a first class innovator and has brought her to stages such as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall and The Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
Wouter Snoei (1977) graduated in Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Wouter won De Grote Prijs van Nederland in 1977 in the category Dance and as a composer he received the Matthijs Vermeulen Incentive Prize for young composers. He is a developer of the internationally acclaimed Wave Field Synthesis system of the Game of Life Foundation, a revolutionary system that allows sounds to ‘travel’ through a space in an entirely new way.
Arnout Hulskamp (1978) studied at the HKU and developed his own software Open Wound, which enables him to compose glitch expressionist images. He is the resident VJ at TrouwAmsterdam and together with his partner Christoper Gabriel he works under the name ‘Children of the Light’. Children of the Light designs abstract landscapes scenographies with light, mist, decor, reflections and animations. Preliminary highlight of this collaboration is the groundbreaking Mirror Moon installation, which they developed for ‘Darkside’, the new project of DJ Nicolas Jaar.