Come Closer | Taturo Atzu installation

Compositions

Location specific live sound performance in the installation ‘The Garden Which is the Nearest to God’ by Taturo Atzu on the roof of the Old Church in Amsterdam, curated by Non-Fiction.

photo by Maureen Ho

photo by Maureen Ho

I was fascinated by the experience of sound in and around the Oude Kerk. A significant contrast is noticeable between the noisiness in the immediate surroundings of the church and the silence within the church. The platform of Taturo Atzu adds a new layer to this contrast. A live performance, constructed from recordings of the environment of the church, the silence within the church and organ sounds, reveals the contrast between silence and noise, and the new position of the rooftop platform.

photo by Oscar Smit

photo by Oscar Smit

Come Closer is a public program on the rooftop of the Oude Kerk. In the midst of a city in motion, Come Closer offers a moment of reflection. From August 13 until September 6, every Thursday Friday and Saturday evening special guest speakers share a new perspective, a unique story or a performance with the public. High above the city in the open-air, a sort of contemporary hagenpreek (open-air sermon), Come Closer invites you to listen, look, experience, think collaboratively and to speak up.