Anne La Berge’s passion for the extremes in both composed and improvised music has led her to the fringes of storytelling and sound art as her sources of musical inspiration. She performs as a multimedia soloist and in projects both live and online and is one of the composer/performers in the Amsterdam-based ensemble MAZE. She works as an improvisation and live electronics coach worldwide and is currently on the faculty of the Royal Conservatory in the Hague where the subjects she teaches range from Scores for electro-acoustic music to Collaborative Music Creation. She can be heard on the Largo, Artifact, Etcetera, Hat Art, Frog Peak, Einstein, X-OR, Unsounds, Canal Street, Rambo, esc.rec., Intackt, Data, verz, Real Music House, Relative Pitch, Carrier and Splendor Amsterdam labels. Her music is published by Frog Peak Music and Alry Publications; and her Max-patch-based compositions are available from her privately. She is a founding artist of the Splendor Amsterdam collective of musicians who have transformed an old bath house in Amsterdam into a cultural mecca, where she regularly produces and shares small-scale concerts with international guests and she is the director of the Volsap Foundation that produces innovative music projects and international tours.
LIVE PROCESSING FOR ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTS
During the festival, Anne La Berge will host a workshop where participants will explore hands-on analogue and digital processing of acoustic instruments. Participants bring their own instruments and gear, including non-traditional instruments, pedals, software and hardware. The result of the workshop will be an improvisation performance at Ø at 20:00, August 19 at Mengi.