Kamara were the first Dutch electronic live-act to play on the Great Wall of China. Not only do they push boundaries with their sound but also with their goals. Melting cultural influences from their worldwide travels as artists in their electronic live sets, they are about to bring a project to people where emotion and spirit are as important as physical energy. Their pounding beats make you move. Even if you have never heard electronic dance music before, they make you bounce from head to toe. Their challenge for 2017 is to bring two different worlds together, where emotion and spirit are as key as rhythm and composition. They are about to undertake a project to merge classical music with electronic music.
Electronic sounds created by machines such as synthesizers, samplers, drum machines and laptops have become standard in popular music, but electronic music is also having a resurgence in new works by classical composers.
Classical composers have worked with electronics since the end of World War II, but the new technologies and people’s growing familiarity with electronically produced sounds has led to new and interesting works in the classical world.
Composers working with electronic music use a range of devices, from computers — like their pop music counterparts use — to electronic hardware like microchips, in order to produce sound. Kamara will challenge themselves and will start a intensive collaboration with a complete classical orchestra to melt both worlds together as a cross collateral explosion of music that will mingle past, present and future on stage in a soundscape that has not yet been heard. This new and exciting project will be conducted by Alexander de Blaeij who has worked with a many orchestras including the Arnhem Philharmonic and ensembles from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. His experiences with alternative and experimental projects within the classical music scenery make De Blaeij the absolutely right person to be involved in this exciting new project.
Randy Visuals will be involved to beam, map and visualize the two different worlds into one without borders. Their video mapping has been visualizing venues and festivals with innovative and trailblazing applications. After being active in the industry for visual interpretations and installations for 2.5 years they have developed a number of new technologies for this industry. They have realized interactive projects where user experience is central and were hired for their know how to set up commercial productions. They also focus on showcases for artists and video mapped facades of buildings for commercial use or festivals.