Ars Electronica Garden Utrecht

Future Instruments
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A classically-trained double bass player and cellist, Dianne Verdonk has always craved the making and performance of electronic music. That drive ultimately inspired the Dutch performer and composer to invent her own, peculiar set of electroacoustic instruments. Whether the Bellyhorn, a giant instrument to sing to, Pulseyarn, a pendulum that allows her to build rhythms on the spot, or La Diantenne, an electronic instrument that translates her own personal musical expressions into rich and colourful compositions, each invention extends the range of her musical ideas into pioneering new realms.

Tonight at Kapitaal she will play a selection of these instruments, combining them with conventional instruments like voice, cello and charango.