ADE: Electronic Music and Modern Literature
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20:00 - 21:30 | Free entrance
Spui25 | Spui 25, Amsterdam
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The Netherlands is home to many great DJ’s, has many night clubs to let you enjoy dance- and house music and the Amsterdam Dance Event, in particular, attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world every year. But what exactly is said and written about this love for dance- and house music in literature?
The notorious novel Gimmick! by Dutch author, Joost Zwagerman is taking place in a famous dance club in the eighties. Artists and authors from this time period hang out in this club in Amsterdam while dance- and house melodies are playing in the background. Even though Gimmick! is one of the more known examples of novels in which the culture of the electronic music scene plays an important role, there are undoubtedly more Dutch authors who have written about this specific culture. In this program, they will explore the relationship between dance music and literature. Authors and experts of electronic music will talk about the exchange of influences and they will analyze the impact of this music genre on literature. The evening will be moderated by Rolinde Hoorntje.
About the speakers
Rolinde Hoorntje (moderator) is author and journalist for NRC, a Dutch daily newspaper. For three years she wrote columns for this newspaper about electronical music and the clubbing scene. She wrote books like the dance encyclopedia Mary Go Wild and books about night club Trouw and Awakenings. Her debut novel will be published this fall at Prometheus. She is one third of the collective ZoZuidas that published the books ZoZuidas and Project Dromenland. Next year their first tv series will be publicly broadcasted by VARA/BNN.
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