FOR WHO AND WHAT ? :
Margriet Kicks-Ass has over 10 years of experience in sound art and is the designer, builder, conductor and musical performer of her own instruments. The physical power of sound is Margriet's inspiration source. Her explorative journey consist of a mixture of electronic sound
with acoustic vibrations. Margriet Studied Sound & Image (Art & Science) at the Royal Conservatory and Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague(NL) She's based in Amsterdam Area.
Since 2004 she's on stage with theatrical sound-performances with self-built instruments / soundobjects on festivals and concertplaces all over Holland, Belgium and Germany.
Her new project "SPLASHBOX" needs some funding for the final design. This prototype enables underwater vibrations to become audible for public. She builds compositions with the resonance of selected iron objects under water together with the sound of water. While she's playing a mini-camera is registrating her actions, and meanwhile projected on a big screen.
The goal is to publish a new cd with these sounds and to arrange new concerts and performances in different places and countries. The cd will be free for the funders and appear on her website to buy.People who fund will receive a newsletter with dates and places to see THE SPLASHBOX live.
Soundart is becoming more and more visible and audible in mainstream events. But still needs some support. I think that the public is underestimated by festivalprogrammers. Most people do enjoy a different audio and visual experience as usual!