Head of grants programmes Joris van Ballegooijen
As of January 7, 2020, Joris van Ballegooijen will start as Head of grants programmes at the Creative Industries Fund NL.
Photo: Stacii Samidin
The challenge for Van Broekhoven and Van Abbe now lies in gaining maximum control over the sound produced by the installation itself and making the most of its potential. 'The movement of the string produces a science fiction-like rhythmic sound and is very expressive. We need to capture this and incorporate it into the interactive live performance we are developing. A second challenge is the light, which now comes from an external source. We would like to integrate that into the string. For this purpose, we are working together with specialist parties, including audio engineers from the Willem Twee pop-music venue and mechanical engineers from the Equipment & Prototype Centre (E.P.C.). That way we can all complement each other and transcend ourselves.'
Once the installation is fully operational, it will be shown at various festivals, among other places. 'But it's not reached that stage yet. We still have to make our debut,' says Ricky van Broekhoven. 'The installation must first work in an optimal way. We will only focus on the live performance and the story in the final phase of the project. What is the maximum we can get out of the installation in terms of effects in shape, colour and movement and how will this coincide with Albert's music? Those questions haven't been answered yet.'
Last year, the Creative Industries Fund NL launched the new Upstream: Music x Design grant programme, which focuses on innovative applications of design and technology in pop music. The next deadline for submitting an application is Wednesday, 1 April 2020.
Photo: 'Mitosis', a prototype of the installation Ricky van Broekhoven made before he teamed up with Albert van Abbe. Photo: Mark Richter
This meeting is the first in a series of four Get a Grant information sessions that the Mondriaan Fund and the Fund are organizing throughout the country.
Location: Academie Minerva, Praediniussingel 59 in Groningen
Session language: English
Registration: via this link
Speakers Mondriaan Fonds: granted artist Maaike Knibbe and Betty Man (communication)
Speakers Stimuleringsfonds: granted illustrator Kalle Wolters of Studio Knetterijs and Sharvin Ramjan (grants officer Talentdevelopment)
Moderator: Lieselot van Damme