21:00 - Billy Bultheel and Alexander Iezzi: Hunting Machine
Music strikes an area, not a point. The hunter divides his territory in a melodic counterpoint. He plays the field like a flute. In his dream he selects a sleeper.
There’s so much he hasn’t told you, about how quickly his soul is aging, how it feels like a basement he keep filling with everything, that he’s tired of surviving.
Bultheel and Iezzi deconstruct sounds and build modular music making machines to shuffle and playback collected sounds through choreographed, game-like compositions.
Billy Bultheel (b. 1987, Brussels, Belgium) and Alexander Iezzi (b. 1987, Tucson, Arizona, USA) are currently based in between Berlin and Rotterdam. Their practice spans from visual arts, to performance, text and music. Since 2018 the duo has been developing work which derives from varied and tangential research – both individually and collaboratively – drawing from literature, ecology, music history, and cyborg technology. Playing a variety of instruments and meddling with the forces of electronic music, the duo brings a performance-based concert.
Billy Bultheel is a composer and performance artist based in Berlin. He studied choreography and performance at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen and electronic music composition at the institute for Sonology, The Hague. His work focuses on site-specific sound installations and extended notions of polyphony and space. Working with both live musicians and electronic music, he approaches sound through choreographic practices. Next to his own practice he collaborates closely with the artist Anne Imhof as a composer and performer. He wrote music for the performances ANGST (2016), FAUST (2017) which won the golden lion at the 57th Venice Biennial, and SEX (2019).
Furthermore he has worked with The Forsythe Company, the artist collective New Forms of Life and Michele Rizzo.
Alexander Iezzi is an artist currently based in Rotterdam. He is a graduate of The New School in New York and the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. His work continuously draws on ideas and perspectives on what cohabitation entails as an experience and an experiment. The work manifests through a variety of mediums - sound, sculpture, film, performance - in order to reorganize, reshuffle, and shift perspective on collected experiences. These transformations takes place via touch, language, mashing, and mixing, as well as through reactions between different (chemical, social, hormonal, psychological, reproductive) elements. Recent performances and exhibitions include: “Femke Hears A Who” with Clementine Edwards at Peach, Rotterdam (2019)“Aminals” with Viktor Timofeev at 427 Gallery, Riga (2019), “Signs of Invasion” (performance) with Billy Bultheel at Ku’damm Kuree, Berlin (2018), “Kunsthalle For Music” (performance) at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (2018); “My New Feelings Whip” (performance) at Galleri Syster, Luleå (2017).