During her time as artist-in-residence at the Kunstpavillon Burgbrohl, the sound artist and percussionist has developed new projects and concepts. She has also been involved in the other programs of the AIM e.V: As part of the KunstWerkstatt, Nathalia Grotenhuis gave workshops at IGS Remagen: with class 7 "building instruments", with class 9 "setting a radio play to music" and with class 11 "testing experimental music".
On the occasion of the exhibition "Collector's playground" Nathalia Grotenhuis improvised with materials from the game collection during the Open GAMES afternoons. A special highlight was the concert performance CIRCLES with musicians* and singers* from the region in the Kaiserhalle Burgbrohl.
30 November 2019 | 19:30 Concert start |circles | concertante performance
Composition & artistic direction: Nathalia Grotenhuis
Contributors: Armin & Birgit Netz, Manfred Wagner, Regina & Norbert Schmitt, Lydia Lotzen, Karin Meiner, Sarah Neuroth (guitar), Georg Holtbernd (viola & overtone)
It is the very special acoustic characteristics of the domed structure of the Kaiserhalle that attracted the artist and the participants to special sound experiments. The rehearsals took place as a "work in progress". The room was seen as a "player in its own right". The performers acted and reacted to this acoustic "player" with instruments, objects and the use of the voice. The special acoustics of the hall enable each individual listener to experience his or her "own concert".
Nathalia Grotenhuis is convinced that experimental and contemporary music and sound art projects will find a unique space in the KAISERHALLE in Burgbrohl that calls for new musical and artistic approaches.
Nathalia Grotenhuis, born 1984 in Kleve, studied musicology at the Johannes-Gutenberg University in Mainz. From 2005-2011 she graduated as a music teacher with a major in classical percussion at the Hochschule für Musik Rheinland-Pfalz in Mainz. In 2013, she completed her master's degree in orchestral music with a major in percussion. In 2015 she additionally graduated with a Master in Sound Art / Composition at the University of Music in Mainz. From 2015 to 2017 she taught sound art, composition and new music at the University of Music in Mainz. Her spectrum of performances is wide: it ranges from radio concerts in the Deutschland-Radio-Kultur to sound improvisations, experimental music theatre, sound collages, sound installations, solo sound improvisation concerts and solo percussion and solo marimba on the occasion of exhibitions, readings and festivals.
AIM e.V. is responsible for the artist-in-residence programme in the ArtLab of the Kunstpavillon Burgbrohl and is pleased to receive funding from the Federal Programme LandKULTUR of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food.