28.04.2022 - 22.12.2022

Wou d'Uelzecht…

Esch-Alzette
Catherine Kontz

28.04.2022 - 22.12.2022

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Disciplines

Media arts, Dance, Design, Jazz music, Multidisciplinary, Other

Curators

Catherine Kontz, S.L Grange

Project Partner

Catherine Kontz

Artists

Catherine Kontz, S.L. Grange, Ben Carter, United instruments of Lucilin, Veronique Nosbaum, Armand d'Angour, Philippe Mergen

Description

Wou d’Uelzecht is an in-situ, psychogeographic, immersive sonic walk: in which participants explore the city centre of Esch-Alzette and its hidden river. It is created by Catherine Kontz and Sarah Grange in partnership with the CNA, United Instruments of Lucilin and the Administration de l’Eau, and with a specially commissioned map by local artist Ben Carter. This is a work in which the audience become active participants in the rediscovery of lost and hidden aspects of Esch and its surroundings. Following the course of the Alzette River (approx. 3km), a free, downloadable, 360˚ binaural audio experience transforms the route into a living theatrical backdrop for pre-recorded music and sound collages, as well as gentle invitations to participate in small performances which bring the landscape and history to life. Through these, participants (re)-discover local history, geography and infrastructure - finding traces of the river in the curves of streets, the names of roads and discover it flowing beneath their feet - having a new kind of conversation with Esch and each other. Audio material will consist of a combination of: newly composed music; new poetry and text; field recordings/found sound; material from the CNA archive recordings; conversations/interviews with locals; material co-created in workshops with local communities (Italian, Portuguese as well as working with a group of migrants and newer residents). Participants will follow a specially designed digital map as a guide and use their own mp3 player, smartphone or tablet to listen to the material with headphones at 15 designated places we call listening stations. Free and suitable for all, the duration of the sonic walk is approximately 1hr30 for 3km including 30-40 minutes of audio material for the 15 listening stations, 2 of which will be on the French side of the border. We will make sure the route is step-free and friendly for those using buggies or wheelchairs. The route also includes a short, free train ride from Audun-Le-Tiche to Esch-Alzette. The actual source of the Alzette is located at the Etang de l’Alzette, about 5 km from the nearest station, Audun-le-Tiche. While we feel that it would make the main walk too long and laborious for the general public, we want to include the spring in what will be 'Station 0' - an adventurous extension of the walk so that intrepid participants can walk the actual length of the river. Like an expansion pack to the primary walk, this optional extra will involve a 10 km round trip from Audun-Le-Tiche station to the Etang de l’Alzette with a substantial Bonus Track (to be played at the source) as well as a map extension, extra activities and other material. It would prolong the experience by about 2 hours on foot and 1 hour by bike (including the activities) for those who are up for it. Wou d’Uelzecht… asks participants to walk in the footsteps of others, to step back in time, to reminisce and remember, to create memories and form new connections in a treasure hunt that uncovers the area’s hidden stories and histories. Participants are actively engaged by following a map and instructions on where to walk and when to listen, as well as performing simple, interactive tasks that enhance the experience of learning through doing. We believe these ideas of shared space and experience, and of listening to the experiences of others, are at the heart of the European cultural community. Valuing what we have in common, as well as our diversity, and being present with - and for - one another.

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Events

30.04.2022 - 22.12.2022

Wou d'Uelzecht - Esch // Soundwalk Audun-le-Tiche

A sound-walk following the river Alzette from Audun-le-Tiche to Esch-Alzette with 15 locations to stop and listen. Use the map for guidance and download the free Wou d'Uelzecht album onto your phone or other device before setting off! This is a binaural recording (360°) use headphones). The Wou d'Uelzecht soundwalk can be done any time, on your own or with friends and family. Duration about 3 hours , 5km (with the free train journey to Audun and back). All info at www.wouduelzecht.com Available in 8 different languages: LU, FR, DE, EN, PT, IT, AR, UK Created by Catherine Kontz and S. L. Grange in partnership with the CNA, United Instruments of Lucilin and the Administration de la gestion de l’Eau, and with a specially commissioned map (artwork by Ben Carter, design by Damien Beaton). Download the material and more information at www.catherinekontz.com/wouduelzecht

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  • Pluridisciplinaire
  • Numérique
  • digitale
Gare d'Audun-le-Tiche, outside, Divers endroits à Audun-le-Tiche et Esch/Alzette. Se référer au plan (à télécharger sur www.wouduelzecht.com). Départ de la gare d'Audun-le-Tiche ou de la gare d'Esch/Alzette - quai 3., Audun-Le-Tiche
German, English, French, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic and Ukrainian
From 0 to 66+ years old

30.04.2022 - 22.12.2022

Wou d'Uelzecht - Esch // Soundwalk Esch/Alzette

A sound-walk following the river Alzette from Audun-le-Tiche to Esch-Alzette with 15 locations to stop and listen. Use the map for guidance and download the free Wou d'Uelzecht album onto your phone or other device before setting off! This is a binaural recording (360°) use headphones). The Wou d'Uelzecht soundwalk can be done any time, on your own or with friends and family. Duration about 3 hours and 5km (with the free train journey to Audun and back). All information and downloads on www.wouduelzecht.com Available in 8 different languages: LU, FR, DE, EN, PT, IT, AR, UK Created by Catherine Kontz and S. L. Grange in partnership with the CNA, United Instruments of Lucilin and the Administration de la gestion de l’Eau, and with a specially commissioned map (artwork by Ben Carter, design by Damien Beaton). Download the material and more information at www.wouduelzecht.com

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  • Numérique
  • digitale
Gare d'Esch-sur-Alzette, Start Platform 3 Gare d'Esch/Alzette, Various locations in Audun and Esch/Alzette. Refer to the map. Download from www.wouduelzecht.com. Start at Gare Esch/Alzette (or Gare Audun-le-Tiche), Esch-sur-Alzette Centre
German, English, French, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic and Ukrainian
From 0 to 66+ years old

Past Events

28.04.2022 - 30.04.2022 • 10:05 - 12:30

Launch Walk in the company of the artists Catherine Kontz and S.L. Grange.(soundwalk)

Note: Sat 30th at 10.05 will be without the train journey.RDV stays the same at Gare Esch/Alzette Wou d’Uelzecht - Esch is an immersive sonic walk in which participants explore the city centre of Esch/Alzette and its hidden river. It is created by Catherine Kontz and S. L. Grange in partnership with the CNA, United Instruments of Lucilin, Administration de la gestion de l’Eau and Les Ensembles 2.2 , and with a specially commissioned map (artwork by Ben Carter, design by Damien Beaton). Following the course of the Alzette River (approx. 3km), a free, downloadable 360˚ binaural audio experience transforms the route into a living theatrical backdrop for pre-recorded music and sound collages which bring landscape and history to life. While listening to 15 tracks along the way, participants (re)-discover local history, geography and infrastructure - finding traces of the river in the curves of streets, the names of roads and discover it flowing beneath their feet. www.wouduelzecht.com

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  • Pluridisciplinaire
  • Circuit
  • visite guidée
Gare d'Esch-sur-Alzette, Rendez-vous Platform 3 / Voie 3 at Gare d'Esch-sur-Alzette for the 10.05 train. Be there 10-15 min earlier., 1, boulevard Kennedy L-4170 Esch-sur-Alzette, Esch-sur-Alzette Centre
German, English, French, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic and Ukrainian
From 0 to 66+ years old

28.04.2022 - 30.04.2022 • 14:05 - 16:30

Launch walk in the company of the artists Catherine Kontz and S.L.Grange (Soundwalk)

Note: Saturday 30th at 14.05 it will be without the train journey as trains are not running then. RDV remains the same. Wou d’Uelzecht - Esch is an immersive sonic walk in which participants explore Esch's city centre and its hidden river. It is created by Catherine Kontz and S. L. Grange in partnership with the CNA, United Instruments of Lucilin, Administration de la gestion de l’Eau and Les Ensembles 2.2 , and with a specially commissioned map (artwork by Ben Carter, design by Damien Beaton). Following the course of the Alzette River (approx. 3km), a free, downloadable 360˚ binaural audio experience transforms the route into a living theatrical backdrop for pre-recorded music and sound collages which bring landscape and history to life. While listening to 15 tracks along the way, participants (re)-discover local history, geography and infrastructure - finding traces of the river in the curves of streets, the names of roads and discover it flowing beneath their feet. www.catherinekontz.com

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  • Pluridisciplinaire
  • Circuit
  • visite guidée
Gare d'Esch-sur-Alzette, Rendez-vous Platform 3 / Voie 3 at Gare d'Esch-sur-Alzette for the 14.05 train. Be there 10-15 min earlier., 1, boulevard Kennedy L-4170 Esch-sur-Alzette , voie 3 Platform 3, Esch-sur-Alzette Centre
German, English, French, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic and Ukrainian
From 0 to 66+ years old

28.04.2022 - 30.04.2022 • 18:05 - 20:30

Launch walk in the company of the artists Catherine Kontz and S.L.Grange (soundwalk)

Wou d’Uelzecht - Esch is an immersive sonic walk in which participants explore the city centre of Esch/Alzette and its hidden river. It is created by Catherine Kontz and S. L. Grange in partnership with the CNA, United Instruments of Lucilin and the Administration de la gestion de l’Eau, and with a specially commissioned map (artwork by Ben Carter, design by Damien Beaton). Following the course of the Alzette River (approx. 3km), a free, downloadable 360˚ binaural audio experience transforms the route into a living theatrical backdrop for pre-recorded music and sound collages which bring landscape and history to life. While listening to 15 tracks along the way, participants (re)-discover local history, geography and infrastructure - finding traces of the river in the curves of streets, the names of roads and discover it flowing beneath their feet. www.catherinekontz.com/wouduelzecht

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  • Musique
  • Numérique
  • digitale
Gare d'Esch-sur-Alzette, Rendez-vous Platform 3 / Voie 3 at Gare d'Esch-sur-Alzette for the 18.05 train. Be there 10-15 min earlier., 1, boulevard Kennedy L-4170 Esch-sur-Alzette , voie 3 Platform 3, Esch-sur-Alzette Centre
German, English, French, Luxembourgish, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic and Ukrainian
From 0 to 66+ years old

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About

Catherine Kontz (born 1976) is a Luxembourgish composer whose works explore nonlinear form, visual/spatial elements, and musical theatricality. Recent premieres include 'The Waves' for Solistes Européens, 'Driwwer Drënner Drop', a live sound promenade for Rain Days/Philharmonie Luxembourg, 'Fruitmarket' for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the opera 'Neige' at the Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, which she both composed and directed. 'Fleet Footing', a psychogeography sound-walk created in collaboration with artist SL Grange, was shortlisted for the Quattropole Music Prize 2019. Kontz studied piano in her native Luxembourg with Michèle Ries, and in London with John Tilbury. In 2008, she received her doctorate in composition from Goldsmiths, University of London, for her research into Deleuzian theory in relation to mime opera, the cinema of David Lynch, and the Japanese art of Kabuki. She can also be seen co-fronting avant-pop band 'French For Cartridge' and experimental duo 'une cartouche'. www.catherinekontz.com

Sarah Grange is a multi-disciplinary artist working mostly in live performance contexts. She has an eclectic background in theatre and art practice. She is currently undertaking a doctoral research project investigating improvisatory performance practices as an ethical way to meet the queer/unruly dead – specifically Mary Frith. Her recent work includes writing poetry, facilitating creative workshops, training as an audio describer, writing a monologue for Shakespeare’s Globe, co-running an online channel and group for Queer folks, drag performance, and producing 'Through the Door'; improvisation workshops for women and non-binary people, run by Angela Clerkin at ClerkinWorks. www.slgrange.com