Landschap in perspectief Landscape in perspective


29 June - 24 August 2014

What do we actually hear of the landscape in which we live? The drone of cars, revving scooters, and rumbling trams. Shop doorbells, church bells, ringtones, and singing birds. Heels tapping on the pavement, children's voices in the school, and cows in the countryside... We hear them, but rarely listen.

With 11th-century liturgy and experimental music, ordinary sounds and electronic noise, soundtracks of sharks, web DJs, speech karaoke, radio, and voices, Marres opened a world of sound that had Maastricht buzzing in the summer of 2014. In Marres, works were presented by Haroon Mirza, Ryan Gander, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Lyndsey Housden, Chaim van Luit, Joseph Beuys, Anri Sala, Nishiko, and Paul Devens.

Outside Marres, Kaffe Matthews composed an audio-visual installation inspired by sharks for the marl caves of Sint Pietersberg. In the cells of the Minderbroedersberg, Espen Sommer Eide surrounded the visitor with scattered sounds of political unrest. In the crypt of the Basilica of St. Servatius, the ensemble Graindelavoix developed from July 16 onwards a sound installation based on the holy Servaas liturgy. Rutger Zuydervelt and Mark Bain made work for the Marres ice cellar and the 18th century fortifications. At Intro in situ, works by Thomas Rutgers, Jitske Blom, and David Helbich could be heard.

Music collective Graindelavoix held open rehearsals between 16 and 22 July in the crypt of the Sint Servaas Basilica. The concert was on 22 July. From 24 July, the sound installation could be heard in the church. During this period, Graindelavoix also gave brief appearances, performances, and a lecture-performance at Marres.

For Undertones, Marres issued an exhibition pass providing the visitor with access to all locations: the exhibition in Marres and all venues on the Undertones route. When purchasing a pass, visitors received a detailed city map with information about the various Undertones locations and the walking route.

Undertones was generously supported by Fonds 21, Elisabeth Strouven Foundation and Prins Bernhard Culture Foundation.

You might come out of the water every time singing, Kaffe Matthews
Espen Sommer Eide 396 Hz at 2000 framess 88 BPM at 1000 framess
Espen Sommer Eide, language meaning music I, photo Thor Brodreskift
Espen Sommer Eide, Audible
Team Marres went location scouting with artist Espen Sommer Eide.
Interview with artist Kaffe Matthews about her installation in the caves of Sint Pietersberg. You might come out of the water every time singing.
Rehearsal by Graindelavoix in the crypt of the Basilica of St. Servatius.
The Distribution of the audible, a work by Espen Sommer Eide in the the old monastery and later prison cellars of the Minderbroeders.