The PocketLAB is a laboratory where new formats are developed and new paths are taken in interdisciplinary work. We will discuss the desired research with a small group of participants (both professionals and students) from various disciplines. Rehearsals will be followed by a performance with Orkest De Ereprijs during the PocketLAB presentation day.
Twice a year a LAB process takes place in the form of an intensive working week. In this we focus on concrete themes for artistic research:
LAB 1: Pocket Theatre: Music Theatre (October 2021)
LAB 2. Virtual reality: new technologies
LAB 3: Interactivity: audience is the conductor
The working week will be concluded with a performance consisting of a presentation of the new work and a 'meet the artists conversation' - a conversation between the public, students and professionals.
The PocketLAB is a collaboration between Orkest De Ereprijs and KASKO.
About Orkest De Ereprijs
The Ereprijs is an ensemble for new music. As an 'instrument for living composers', Orkest De Ereprijs commissions composers for compositions performed by the orchestra itself. In addition, the collective takes the initiative for innovative, interdisciplinary projects that it realizes in collaboration with partners. With this approach, De Ereprijs has acquired its own place in the world of newly composed music.
The most important pillars of the collective are innovation, education, talent development and interdisciplinarity. The assignments and concerts are multidisciplinary, with a wide choice of singers, instrumentalists, electronic artists, dancers, theater makers and film makers. De Ereprijs has now written and performed more than 400 commissioned compositions.
KASKO (formerly Kameroperahuis) is a development space for music theater located in Zwolle. Since its foundation in 2007, KASKO has been supporting young, national talents in creating and performing contemporary music theatre. We guide young professional writers, composers, directors, singers, musicians and designers. Within a talent development process of three years on average, the makers at KASKO deepen their own signature and strengthen their position as independent artists in connection with society. KASKO moves within four pillars: we play in theaters and at festivals #play, use our creativity in organizations and companies #work, within schools and courses #learn and in the neighborhood #connect.