About Cristin






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"I hear with my eyes,
my skin, my body.
My movement, my posture
generate the sound."




Since I graduated from the Sweelinck Conservatorium in 1996 I have enthousiastically worked with other musicians and artists in the areas of dance, theatre and film with the aim to investigate the intertwining, limiting and possibly overlapping fields of those disciplines.
Beyond those interdisciplinary experiments I am devoted to new music and new compositional methods.
Discovering and exploring composed New Music, in particular the impressions left from listening have strongly influenced and determined the dimension and understanding of my perception of sound.



In spring 2001 I confronted myself with the concrete question concerning composition and improvisation and had my first practical experience with my ensemble 'CIELETTERRA' back in 2000, a few Swiss composers such as Zimmerlin, Meierhans, Viviani had already composed for. From that process new questions and challenges evolved.

With 'NewComposerPool' I am creating a situation, in which performer and musical conceptionnalist is the centre of attention. Performer and composer are familiar with the language of "soundcreatio" as much as they are familiar with a catalogue of compositionally technical settings and the procedures of influences. A flexible connection of creative improvisation and composed material, a 'masterpiece on the move'.

The collaboration with the japanese danser Kei Takei, is a focus on the question how to connect gesture and space and how to communicate between the three disciplines such as dance, compositition and "instant composing".

This is a hudge field of open questions and a exiting challenge to face.

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In 2008 I travelled to India (supported by Pro Helvetia, New Delhi). Here I started my research:

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SACRAL MUSIC / SACRAL SPACE / URBAN SURROUNDINGS

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A vaste fields that needed to be drawed with a thin line while walking forward.
Slowly the line found its direction. India is challenging with unpredictable issues. There was no way to push my plans through but follow the flow of possibilities.
(more about in "Artist in Residence")

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CONTENTS

There are 6'000'000'000 people living on this earth today. Sixteen million people live in the Netherlands. People of this country have to move closer and closer together. In the cities people of different backgrounds and cultures live next to each other. How can people extend the space they live in? 18 compostions for Upright Bass SOLO. Compositions from Holland, Germany, Zwitzerland, France, Japan, Israel and USA. 18 different starting points, 18 different realities.

Those stories, reports and informations dissolve the traditional structure of space. They have their very own opportunity to experience the same space. The listeners and viewers are taken for a walk through landscapes, which, from always the same standing point, can never be fully appreciated.

ONE CAN HEAR JUST AS WELL WITH THE EYES! AND ONE HEARS JUST AS WELL THROUGH THE SKIN, THE POSTURE, THE GESTURE IN GENERAL.

The realm evolves from the gesture of the play, the body.
What is the relationship between the body and the realm?
How does the body measure the realm?
There are a number of possibilities to move through the space, to inhabit the space, to empty or fill it. Investigating light, gesture and choreography of the realm are a major part of this project. That way the known function and repertoire for the Upright Bass, as an instrument, is extended.


(photo: annatina graf/switzerland)

Concerts and performances from 1999

'MusicaNuova' Festival, Guarda (Portugal)
7th 'Canaille' Festival, Frankfurt (Germany)
'Jazzherbst', Konstanz (Germany)
'Knoten 2' Festival, Dampfzentrale Bern (Switzerland)
Bimhuis, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
'La nuit de l'improvisation', Genf (Switzerland)
'Wie es ihr gefällt', Berlin (Germany)
Trytone Festival Paradiso, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
'Gracia-Territori-SONOR' Festival, Barcelona (Spain)
Jazz-Herbst, Konstanz (Germany)
'Wie es ihr gefällt', Berlin (Germany)
'Taktlos' Festival, Zürich and Basel(Switzerland)
'Angelica', Bologna (Italy)
Worm: Xu Fengxia, Prins, van de Heide (Netherland)
Fefema (Unternährer/Rieben/Wildbolz) Museumsnacht Luzern, August 2003
Jazzherbst Konstanz/Forum andere Musik, September 2003
USA 2004 (NYC, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles)
Ear We Are (Zwitserland) 2005
Jazzherbst Konstanz: KOCH/WILDBOLZ 2006
Musikforum Bern, CH: KOCH/WILDBOLZ 2006
"c ollaborations" Release DVD NewComposerPool September 2007
Ensemble dialogue: TRILOGIE I/ Gare du Nord 2006/2007/2008
CORPORA ALLATA goes Japan 2007
CORPORA ALLATA: Takei/v.d.Schoot/Lamers/Wildbolz 2007
XXIII Festival de Mexiko (Tante Hänsi/Mela Meierhans) 2007
Maerz Musik Berlin 2007 (T.H./ Mela Meierhans) 2007
Ensemble Dialogue 2008
INDIA / Sanskriti Foundation / artist in residency 1st part of
personal research on space / sound/ movement 2008
ALPENTOENE FESTIVAL CH, ensemble dialogue 2009
MAERZ MUSIK BERLIN 2010, TRILOGIE II, ensemble dialogue 2010
KONTRAPUNKT eine Vorstellung für Augen und Ohren 2011
SYRIA: 2dn part of personal research on space / sound/ movement 2013




SOLO PERFORMANCES 1999 =>


Barcelona (Gracia-Sonor), Solofestival
'La nuit de l'improvisastion', Barcelona
Solo tour 2002/2003 (Zwitzerland, Netherlands, Germany, California,Japan)
Solo tour 2003 (Zwitzerland, Nederland, Duitsland)
Solo tour 2004 USA (NYC, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles)
Series of Museumart performances 2005/2006 Nederland
Solo DVD Release CH/ Nederland 2006
Solo in Heiliggeistkirche Bern, CH 2007
Solo Margrit Hoenderdos, concert-series, NL 2008


FORMATIONS


CIELETTERRA (Lüscher, Rieben, Wildbolz) in memorium
SPEECHWATER (Boverhuis, Massari, Wildbolz) in memorium
NewComposerPool
REFLEX ENSEMBLE
DE GROEP VAN STEEN
ASPRO
CORPORA ALLATA (Takei/v.d.Schoot/Lamers/Wildbolz)
KOCH/ WILDBOLZ
ENSEMBLE DIALOGUE (Mela Meierhans)
NEFISSA BENOUNICHE / WILDBOLZ
INDIA MEETINGS (INDIA / CH)


MEDIA


K.R.O. televisie"Lekker Briesje"
Radio DRS, Neues vom Jazz, Jürg Solothurnmann
Radio DRS, InternationaL
Radio della Svizzera Italiana, Studio 1. Lugano
Radio Mona Lisa, Amsterdam
Radio DRS 2, Treffpunkt Klassik
Concertzender Nederland / Carte Blanche
USA, life streaming radio KXLU
Concertzender Nederland,
Radio DRS 2, DVD release / interviewed by T.Adank



Solo-DVD NewComposerPool => january 2007 CH STV/AMS and
Unit Records


NewComposerPool as a international group of artists collaborates for this project. The idea of the NCP is to connect artists/composers/performers of all sorts of artdisciplines which visualise a interactive way and communication for peaceful and encouraging and creative goals. My wish is that the participants create a network of sensible and concerned artists which hopefully inspires new collaborations all over the world.


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