BOX #4: WILLIAM ENGELEN
William Engelen is both, a visual artist and composer. In his work, he combines visual media and sound. On invitation of the Kunsthalle Mannheim the native Dutchman developed a site-specific work in order to bring off the acoustic quality of the architecture of the new museum building. His composition “Score 32 bpm for the Kunsthalle Mannheim” is going to be performed for the first time by eight musicians of the Mannheimer Schlagwerk (students of the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts), each with nine percussion instruments, under the direction of professor Dennis Kuhn.
Curator: Dr. Sebastian Baden
The exhibition is supported by
FLYER WILLIAM ENGELEN PARTITUR 32 BPM
William Engelen (born in 1964) studied at the Stadsakademie voor toegepaste Kunsten and the Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht, Netherlands. He is renowned for his experimental and research-based compositions that are outstanding in formal and thematic terms. His work vacillates between music, visual art, happening, sound installation, and performance, with his site-specific pieces establishing a special relationship between space and sound. The compositions are presented as graphic works and performed by musicians – where the improvisation of the art is very important.