Ben Bertrand at Rewire festival

This year Rewire will break with it’s traditional format of presenting adventurous music in a wide range of venues and sites in The Hague early April. Instead, we will be presenting a fully online programme on 6 – 9 May 2021 including several commissioned works, remote collaborations and premieres. In addition, Rewire 2021 will feature a number of offline activities scheduled for Autumn, to be announced at a later stage.

Over four days Rewire will present a multitude of projects and formats that demonstrate the varied ways artists have been creating and performing works under physical restrictions. The festival brings together artists and audience to create and share unique audiovisual and interactive experiences, alongside a discursive programme of talks, workshops and meditations that aims to critically address our festival theme of (Re)setting.

(Re)setting explores processes of change and adaptation as they relate to sound, listening practices and our environment. In an increasingly fraught global context, we are constantly having to reorientate ourselves inside new situations and changing perspectives. Rewire 2021 offers a moment of pause to reflect on our contemporary arrangements, and seeks ways in which we can actively negotiate these structures on our own terms. The theme folds in our current context of the pandemic and how it has affected all aspects of our lives, including our health and our ability to create and connect to one another, as well as exploring the on-going process of Rewire manifesting online.

→ Attend our Facebook Event here.

The first artists and projects announced for Rewire 2021:

Aïsha Devi & 118 present SLF: The Sacred Show*
Alberta Whittle - Reset
Ben Bertrand
Brandon LaBelle
Byron Westbrook & Koen Holtkamp present Chromatic Dispersion*
Carl Gari & Abdullah Miniawy
claire rousay & Morita Vargas*
CS + Kreme & Alessandra Leone*
Cy X presents In Pursuit of Black Noise
Duma & Jesse Kanda*
Dreamcrusher & Andrés Baron*
Félicia Atkinson & Ben Rivers*
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Galya Bisengalieva
Genevieve Murphy presents I Don't Want To Be An Individual On My Own (concert version)*
GLOR1A feat. Alpha Rats - SWARM (prototype 2.0)*
Holland Andrews
Johanna Hedva
Karen Willems & Machinefabriek*
Lee Gamble - Flush Real Pharynx feat. Clifford Sage
Leo Svirsky & The River Without Banks*
Lisa Hall presents Acts of Air
Maral & Brenna Murphy*
Maria Chavez & Valentina Magaletti*
Masma Dream World
MSHR *
Pierce Warnecke & Matthew Biederman present Somnifacient Signals
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Zeena Parkins*
Show Pony & The Rodina*
Smerz
Sophie Mars presents Mindful Mutations*
Space Afrika & Tibyan Mahawah Sanoh - Untitled (To Describe You)
Tabita Rezaire*
Tara Clerkin Trio
Wojciech Rusin presents The Funnel