Discover Eindhoven, The Netherlands in this catalogue of creative happenings

Flux-s photo documentary Part II Flux-s photo documentary Part II
September 12th, 2010

Some more stuff that filled The Dossier files these last 3 days: check out the second part of the Flux-s photo documentary.

Flux-s photo documentary Part I Flux-s photo documentary Part I
September 12th, 2010

We haven’t really done a long photo essay of impressions on The Dossier yet. So, now’s the time, as we’ve been pumped with inspiration by the hundred + international level artists that descended on Eindhoven these last 3 days. And you’re not too late! There’s another day to go, from noon until midnight Sunday 12 September 2010.

The labours of dance The labours of dance
September 12th, 2010

2: Dialogue with Lucinda, by nb / Nicole Beutler
The Dossier: So, what’s going through your mind while you’re dancing this piece?
Christiane: You really have to concentrate. If you lapse, it’s really dangerous. I did it a couple of times tonight – did you see?
The Dossier: No, honestly I was in a trance.
Javier: You have to be careful because you get really dizzy in the first piece.

Murderous melodies, bringing us back to life Murderous melodies, bringing us back to life
September 10th, 2010

The audience of the Flux-S concert this evening were broad-minded, with varied expectations of the programme. Whether we knew it or not, we were to be captive listeners of many of the numbers from the song cycle The Island Moved in the Storm, an album by Matt Bauer with an extraordinary arrangement for string quartet for this performance. It’s about the murder of a young woman near Matt’s hometown back in ’68. Grisly of topic but pearlescent of execution thanks to the musicianship, care and deliberation of the playing. And then other songs from other albums such as Nandina gave us the titles with wonderful word combinations like “Jordan in a plastic bag”. I spoke to Matt after the show, who is really a shy, genuinely warm and bear-like man … There is a mis-match with this image and the sombre mystical poetry layered with velvety textured music swirling in the abandoned looking space of the former Philips building at Strijp-S.

Let a flux-s of creativity flood you Let a flux-s of creativity flood you
September 9th, 2010

The second edition of Flux-S is opening as I type, an event I unfortunately cannot attend due to a very much anticipated international visit from a dear friend.

But that doesn’t mean I can’t go to each of the next days of this 4-day international arts festival at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. The theme is Flux/S – Drafts Establishing Future. To illustrate a future cultural heart in Eindhoven, a large number of artists will inspire people with visual arts, music, performance, dance, film, video, poetry and literature.