For this very special concert Volksamt! went back as resident to kargArt, an arts and music venue of Istanbul fame.
Contrary to Volksfest fashion the evening composed of a single performance wherein the newly formed VLKSFST Orchest performed 6 pieces from the Music For Contemporary Audience series by Volksamt!.
The microphones used for amplifying this process where then used in an re-enactment of Intona, a 1991 performance piece by Dick Raijmaakers.
In the original piece Raijmaakers attempts to "give the microphone a chance to express itself". He does so by destroying them with various tools.
"The intention however is not brute implosion or explosive violence – there’s no art in that – but in the intention of playing the microphone as expertly as possible." claims Raijmaakers.
With In-Intona the VLKSFST Orchestra tries to investigate this dichotomy. The microphones are first bent to the will of the human sonic emitter.
Then they are given their own voice; their opinion on what has transpired is instigated, through controlled but sheer violence.
After all one cannot make an omelette without cracking any eggs
VLKSFST Orchest 2021 is;
Murat VLKSFST Seckin,
Umit VLKSFST Uret.
Shot by Fai Hathaway