«To the Bone» Sound Performance by Nicolas Field and Pontogor
4-10 December 2017
MAM – Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro
Novas Frequências party and O/NDA with Aïsha Devi
9 December 2017
ensemBle baBel performance
10 December 2017
Theatro Municipal – Sala Mário Tavares, Rio de Janeiro
Aisha Devi (Geneva), Ensemble Babel (Lausanne) and Nicolas Field (Geneva) at Novas Frequencias
The 7th edition of Novas Frequências Festival, an international event for experimental music and sound exploration, took place from 4 to 10 December in Rio de Janeiro. The programme was organised in various venues around the city and brang together 18 attractions from 10 different countries with activities including shows, performances derived from artistic residencies, parties, sound installations and workshops. Three attractions have received support from COINCIDENCIA in various formats. These included Aïsha Devi, ensemBle baBel and Nicolas Field with Pontogor.
Aïsha Devi presented a fusion of Club Music with mantras of Nepalese and Tibetan origin, Bengali poetry, Sufism, physical manifestations and bass frequencies at the festival’s main party. EnsemBle baBel performed visual and graphic pieces by artist and composer Christian Marclay, striving to bring together classical and contemporary music through new approaches at Theatro Municipal – Sala Mário Tavares. Nicolas Field & Pontogor developed a sound installation entitled «To the Bone» along with a series of workshops and activities in the gardens of Rio de Janeiro’s MAM – Modern Art Museum.