4DSOUND: Circadian

Presented in the impressive main hall of the Electriciteitsfabriek, 4DSOUND: Circadian is a 24-hour programme of spatial sound performances exploring our conscious states throughout the day and night. Comprising four days of interactive spatial performances, meditative sonic immersions, overnight collective dreamstate and showcases of spatial techno, it features a diverse range of artists and new works developed exclusively for 4DSOUND.

A 24 Hour Programme

4DSOUND invites you to join us for a unique journey, divided into three 24-hour cycles starting Thursday evening and ending Sunday at noon. We offer special 24-hour passes to experience the full range of 4DSOUND: Circadian performances in the Electriciteitsfabriek. The 24-hour pass provides access to all performances, meditations and talks and includes a bed during the overnight dream sessions and a breakfast the morning after.
Tickets for all events can be purchased here: 


Lisa Park: NUE
24 Sep 20:30 – 21:00
4DSOUND: Circadian opens with a performance by New York-based artist Lisa Park. Lisa works with EEG brainwave headsets as a self-monitoring tool to measure her emotional response to the world around her. NUE, meaning silkworm in Korean, transforms the physical space of 4DSOUND as Lisa moves through the system wearing a 200-metre long white dress, weaving an intricate web of passages, pockets and walls. Confined within the web, the audience interacts with Lisa as she moves in the space, through whispering, looking, and touching. Driven by Lisa’s brainwaves, a soundworld unfolds that encompasses the audience in its unravelling structure. Sonic textures melt together or fall apart based on Lisa’s emotional state, being tense or calm, focused or distracted.
Sound design by Salvador Breed and Stijn van Beek
Kazuya Nagaya: Evening and Morning Sonic Immersions
24 Sep 22:00 – 23:00 and 25 | 26 | 27 Sep 09:00 – 10:00
Kazuya Nagaya is a Japanese artist who creates immersive, ritualised compositions through the use of bronze bells, gongs and singing bowls. Kazuya will perform a series of sonic immersions composed specifically for the evening or morning hours, working with spatialised gong and beat tones tuned to specific frequencies to induce deep meditative state.
John Connell and Florence To: NOQTURNL
24 | 25 | 26 Sep 23:45 – 06:00
Noqturnl is an overnight audiovisual meditation exploring collective dreamstate, by visual artist and art director Florence To and sound designer and 4DSOUND’s creative director John Connell. Noqturnl takes participants through a series of spaces as they drift between waking and dreaming throughout the night. Conveyed through patterns and structures of light and shifting soundscapes working with tones, field recordings and voice, individual dream environments are evoked with their own distinct moods and interactions. A meditative experience, Noqturnl offers participants the chance for a dialogue with non-ordinary states of awareness and self-reflection.
Robert Jan Liethoff: Space Body Intelligence
25 | 27 Sep 11:00 – 12:00
Robert Jan Liethoff is a Berlin-based actor, dramaturgist and voice movement teacher. His work draws on the aspects of voice physiology as a departure point for the development of sound-oriented bodywork. Robert will host a sound lecture for 4DSOUND: Circadian inviting participants to explore a physical listening practice. Can we activate and sharpen our auditory perception? What do our ears consider a healthy sound texture? And what influence does this have on our spatial-sound-awareness, both internal and external?

We try to get a sense of our intelligent physical self through refined listening in a 4DSOUND environment.
Michelle Lewis-King: Pulse Project
24 | 25 | 26 | 27 Sep – Pulse Sculptures throughout the day
25 | 26 Sep 13:00 – 15:00 – Pulse Reading Sessions – appointment required
25 | 26 Sep 17:00 – 18:00 – Artist Talk: Pulse and Chinese Medicine
Performance artist and acupuncturist Michelle Lewis-King creates bespoke sonic compositions by utilising Chinese pulse diagnosis to read the interior cosmological landscape of another person – a method that creates unique records of moments of embodied consciousness that exists between oneself and another, and between different cultural approaches for understanding and mediating the body. Pulse reading, comparative case histories, real-time graphic scoring of participant’s pulses and generative soundscape compositions are techniques used to inquire into the cultural encounter between human beings, medicine and technology.
Michelle will host individual pulse reading sessions for a very limited amount of participants. The resulting sonifications of the participants’ bodies will be played in 4DSOUND throughout the day in between performances.
Artist Panel and Talks: Musica Mundana
25 Sep 14:00 – 16:00
According to the Greek philosopher Pythagoras [~570 -500 B.C.] the highest form of music is ‘Musica Mundana’, also known as the harmony of the spheres. This music distinguishes the everlasting harmonic order between numbers, tones and the cosmos. In this Artist Panel, we discuss concepts and practices that investigate cosmic forces on our consiousness, like the effect of frequencies on our mental and physical state and the relationship between intuition, dreams and space – featuring John Connell, Robert Jan Liethoff, Kazuya Nagaya and more to be announced.
Marco Donnarumma: 0:Infinity
25 | 26 Sep 20:00 – 23:00 – appointment required
For 4DSOUND:Circadian, Marco Donnarumma challenges visitors with a visceral and communal ritual of sensory affection. 0:Infinity is an unstable and reactive architecture of infrasound vibrations, audible sounds and high-powered lights brought to life by and through the visitors’ bodies. The architecture grows, morphs and falls apart through time, space and frequency using biophysical signals and movement data from the visitors’ bodies. Using the Xth Sense, Donnarumma’s bio-wearable musical instrument, the inaudible sonic vibrations from the visitors’ hearts, blood flow and muscles are amplified and turned into tangible sonic material. A Ubisense location tracking system is used to make the architecture aware of the visitors’ positions and paths in space and thus morph according to the spatial relation between participants. The intimacy, or lack thereof, of the visitor’s encounters in space drives intense sonic and physical resonances. Human body parts and machine parts are configured into a total space of networked bodies.
Light design by Nikki Hock
Artist Panel and Talks: Musica Humana
26 Sep 14:00 – 16:00
Already in his time, the Greek philosopher Pythagoras [~570 -500 B.C.] distinguished a particular category of music as ‘Musica Humana’: the incessant but inaudible tones and rhythms that the body produces, like a continuous question and answer between the body and the mind. In the present, we witness an emerging field of technologies and methodologies that allow us to capture those inaudible streams in the body and the mind, and make them audible in ways we might not have held possible. In this artist panel we discuss different approaches, both old and new, how to musically read the body – featuring Marco Donnarumma, Michelle Lewis-King, Lisa Park and more to be announced.
4DSOUND: Techno Is Space with Oscar Mulero and Cassegrain
27 Sep 20:00 – 22:00 | 22:00 – 00:00
The program will close on Sunday evening with a showcase of 4DSOUND: Techno Is Space, exploring spatial forms and energetic movements in techno. The performances highlight the integration of wearable tactile bass technology from SubPac with 4DSOUND’s spatial system. Veteran Spanish DJ and producer Oscar Mulero will perform a highly charged spatial reworking of his acclaimed album ‘Muscle and Mind’ on Pole Group, while Berlin-based duo Cassegrain delve deeper into the spatially sensitive psycho-techno of their powerful recent LP ‘Centres of Distraction’ on Prologue.
Light design by Nikki Hock.
De Constant Rebecqueplein 20
2518 RA The Hague
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Photo credit: Christian van der Kooy