Rewire Festival has just announced 29 until 31 March as the dates for its ninth annual edition, which can mean only one thing: once the end of March 2019 comes our way, don’t expect an answer to your calls or emails. We simply won’t be here, and you shouldn’t be either.
Ever since last year’s celebration of offbeat music and art talent—with highlights including Glamcult favourites FAKA, Juliana Huxtable, Mykki Blanco and LYZZA—we’ve been craving another weekend of testing music and art’s boundaries through multidisciplinary crossovers and experimental thinking. Be it an ambient performance in a church or a hardcore rave that transgresses your perception of time and space, Rewire never compromises when it comes to disrupting the status quo and intervening via a spectrum of musical outputs and artistic disciplines.
Heading to The Hague this spring, we’re assured of a sickening line-up stretching over contemporary electronic music, neo-classical, new jazz, experimental pop and sound art. One of the festival’s most invigorating acts will be Nicolás Jaar. At Rewire 2019, the interdisciplinary musician and composer will present several projects that epitomise his experimental spirit, including a new work for piano, saxophone and electronics.
Equally boundary-pushing, Jlin’s sinuous electronic music and ambient minimalism will layer a one of a kind dance performance by the renowned Wayne McGregor Company, and Lotic joins the bill with an equally exceptional re-imagining of their latest album in an ambitious a/v collaboration with visual artist Emmanuel Biard. Praised as the ‘benchmark for experimental music’, Yves Tumor will also grace us with a live performance of his beautiful, primal visions of distorted pop.
If all this didn’t speed up your blood flow yet, Tim Hecker’s profoundly physical and emotive “ambient noise” will certainly do it for you. One of today’s most exciting sound artists is preparing an exclusive performance for all us Rewire lovers—translating his latest release, Konoyo, into a solo live show. Save the weekend, or be a fool to miss out.