Janneke van der Putten at USB (Barcelona, 28.09.18)

(Photo par Gabriëlle Barros Martins.)
Janneke van der Putten is a visual artist and performer based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Her practice includes listening experiences, performances, sound and video, image / text / textile documentation, workshops, musical projects and the creation of platforms for cultural exchange. Her voice is her main tool, guiding her through physical and sonic explorations in different landscapes, using techniques learned during years of study. Her music moves away from the usual parameters of the modern, where amplification and synthesis are the norm, and focuses on the simple resonance of the body, in the here and now. By interacting with specific sites and local contexts through their personal experiences, they investigate the (human) responses to their environment and their relationship to natural phenomena and transitions, such as the aurora.
   (MAREA festival Ravenna 2018.)
She graduated from TXT (Textile), Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam) and completed her MMus in Art Research, Royal Academy of Art and Royal Conservatoire (The Hague). Between 2009 and 2015 she received Dhrupad singing lessons (traditional classical music from North India) with Marianne Svašek and Amelia Cuni, and is self-taught in several extended vocal techniques. The project ‘Invisible Architecture’ with Christian Galarreta, for which they published a vinyl in 2014, has been presented at, among others, the Contemporary Art Museum (Lima). In 2016 and 2017 she was co-curator of the Aloardi Festival ‘Peruvian New Music & Arts’, WORM (Rotterdam). Van der Putten regularly presents her work in the peninsula and has already appeared in several places in Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Seville, Malaga, Murcia, Pontevedra, Bilbao and Zaragoza. In 2018, for example, she performed at the Barcelona Symbiotic Union, an independent initiative at the University of Catalonia, as well as at the Archipelago festival at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid
(Photo TAAK – Cobra Museum, 2018.)
The piece broadcasted in TeslaFM is the recording in Symbiotic Union of Barcelona, made on September 28, 2018.



“Only through time, time is conquered”, T. S. Eliot.
“To be in the outskirts is also to be inside”, Pablo García Casado


Dispolitopia: dystopian and political
Through the figure of the flâneur we will work the dramaturgy of sound in abandoned spaces, recording certain sounds, noises, or voices, with mobile technology and including them in the work we produce. We will work on studying voices and other sounds. We are interested in these spaces that are stuck or paralyzed in a certain historical moment. All space conceived as mere transit. How the ruin survives, the structure, despite the irremissible passage of time. With urban exploration we make contact with bodily sensations caused by walking: chills, a certain sense of insecurity. This is how we will translate it to sound, to musical emotions, to our own poems, to the sound work we do.











Photos: Alicia G.Nuñez

A non-place, as Marc Augé already exposed in the field of anthropology or Ballard in that of science fiction, is an intermediate space that does not provide us with identity, it subtracts it in a certain way. We are interested in the relationship of these concepts applied to poetry: “There is no time for poetry”, written by Carilda Oliver Labra. Gender itself is a non-place among literary genres. Poetry is the margin, note to the margin, musicality, body, experience, game of repetitions that give other meanings to the signifier itself. Thus we work the poetic genre: weaving a sound space that gives meaning to those residual spaces, victims of acceleration by capitalist processes or the inordinate advance of neoliberalism. We are interested in emphasizing how these urban spaces affect the environment, in how they abound after certain historical processes, grow, destined to disuse or to shelter those affected by the social context. How nature takes sides, seizes them with their branches, trees growing inside them. How time has been eating space at the time, we are interested in stopping for a moment. Forget the fear it arouses, consider it a lie.

VOC·DAT it’s made up of the poet, multidisciplinary artist and journalist Alicia G. Núñez, the experimental musician Daniel Álvarez and the plastic artist and poet Ángela Gemio. It is also the acronym of Alejandra Pizarnik’s verse: “Vértigo o contemplación de algo que termina” (Vertigo or contemplation of something that ends).

They work in the field of contemporary sound art, experimental electronic music and poetry. Among his research is the work of authors such as Gloria Fuertes, Virginie Despentes, Adrienne Rich or A. Pizarnik and his own. His live shows are random and improvised in real time. Each sample of its production is unique in performatic terms.

Photo: Bubalú

The piece broadcasted here is a field recording work that was done for the “24H Fonografía del Mundo” call of the UQAC – Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.
VOCDAT was selected for this call and did a field recording and live recording in Konvent Zero .
The band at that time was conformed by Alicia G. Núñez, Daniel Álvarez Martínez and Ángela Gemio. To this day only Dani continues with it.
Alicia G. and Ángela Gemio have embarked on a new path with a band called LiTTiO X, with the same mutant spirit and noise generator.