Mezzo soprano Els Mondelaers (B) and composer Dyane Donck (NL) combine their various skills in a performance concept in which modern classical composition meets pop and electronic music. For this concept the audience wears headphones - a Silent Disco system - to experience the most intimate and subtle yet immersive and overwhelming 'soundscapes & songs'. The added value of hearing the concert via headphones is the use of binaural audio, pre-recorded as well as live: a special technique that causes a 3D-audio experience - a massage for the ears.
At this moment NYX are working towards an ambitious headphone opera, to be premiered in 2018 - a co-production of Transparant (B), The Operadagen Rotterdam (NL) and November Music (NL). In this opera fashion, horror, classical singing, psychedelic pop music, beats, live electronics, 3D-sound and video art will merge.
In anticipation of this project, Donck&Mondelaers perform their work-in-progress and experiments in small, intimate settings at unusual locations throughout the country. The try out concerts they did at Operadagen Rotterdam and November Music with voice, bass guitar and electronics were very succesful.
Some audience feedback:
'...I had the feeling the concert was real close and intimate and meant to be especially for me...'
'...it was a very special experience, something I had never seen and heard before...'
So: grab a headphone and enter the world of NYX!