(sculpture, surround sound, videomapping projection, live cello)
"In a darkened space, an irregularly shaped column pulsates with light that changes in colour and intensity. Around it, the air throbs with washes of a layered, ominous hum, cut every so often by ferocious cracks, as dazzling white flashes move along the surface of the column. It seems alive, this shape, an alien life form in a cycle of metamorphosis, heralded by softer, harmonious sounds with just an inkling of melody. This, of couse, is all suggestion. The column, its changing colours, and its sonorous surroundings together constitute COCON (Cocoon), a cross between sound art installation and concert, the latter realized by performer/cellist Jaqueline Hamelink, who adds chords and bouncing notes to the electronic soundscape. It seems fitting that COCON, a collaborative effort of composer and sound designer Dyane Donck, visual artist Iris Bouwmeester, and 3D-video mapper Ruud Terhaag, is premiered at November Music, one of the foremost festivals of contemporary composed music in the Netherlands (...)
(...) the miraculously evocative performances of Vox Sanguinis, crash.crush. and COCON were what defined the succes of the 2015 edition of November Music."
Rene van Peer
Musicworks (Canadian magazine for contemporary music)