Rutger Zuydervelt aka Machinefabriek’s music combines elements of ambient, modern classical, minimalism, drone and field recordings. His pieces unfold as “films without image”, with a sharp ear for detail.
In Riga on October 11 in Splendid Palace he will be performing tracks inspired by intriguingly visual and original short stories on the theme of colours called Colour Tales, written by the foremost living Latvian poet Imants Ziedonis. The result is an album of meticulously crafted drones with depth, details and a sense of adventure. Soundscapes for an audience of careful listeners. Performance is accompanied by commissioned visuals by designers Karin van der Brandt and Alex Clay from the Amsterdam based design agency Lesley Moore and Latvian designer Zigmunds Lapsa. Riga performance is the premiere of this audiovisual show.
Rutger has collaborated with artists such as Ralph Steinbrüchel, Jaap Blonk, Aaron Martin, Peter Broderick, Frans de Waard, Wouter van Veldhoven, Simon Nabatov, Xela, Simon Scott, Steve Roden, Gareth Davis and Tim Caitlin amongst others. He has scored music for dance pieces, films, video installations and sculptures.
Tickets can be bought at Biļešu serviss (Ticket Service) – www.bilesuserviss.lv. Skaņu Mežs festival is a member of the festival network European Cities of Advanced Sound. It is sponsored by EU program ”Culture 2007 – 2013” and the Latvian Ministry of Culture. The main commercial sponsor of the festival is iRobot.