A score by Machinefabriek, for a choreography by Iván Pérez.
After making the music (with Aaron Martin) for his piece Hide And Seek, choreographer Iván Pérez asked me to score his work Attention: the Doors Are Closing! The piece was made for Ballet Moscow, as part of their collaboration with Korzo (The Hague), for the Rusland-Netherlands year 2013.
Before Iván went to Russia to start working with the dancers, I made hours of raw material, mostly based on recordings of drums (which I found fitting with the concept of the piece). The last three weeks of the working process I joined Ivan in Moscow to work intensely on the music, while he was dealing with the finishing touches of the chreography. Each day the piece grew, and sound and movement got closer together.
Attention deals with human relations in all its aspects, and especially how these function in a Russian society. It's a very physical performance that draws from agression, humilation and intimacy in equal parts. The score enhances this, making it a very intense and at times intimidating work.
"Zuydervelt’s sense of locomotion is more sophisticated and covers a wide spectrum of movements than it at first appears. It emanates from the tools he used to make the music, but instead of moving outwards into the arms and legs, it travels inward and stirs the brain into action." (Dusted)
"A good job all around, excellent sound (mastered by Joe Panzner) in which to wallow. I can only imagine how well it worked at Ballet Moscow." (Just Outside)
"a slightly different Machinefabriek release, but perhaps one of his most accessible and immediately engaging thus far." (Fluid Radio)
released December 14, 2013
Music by Rutger Zuydervelt
Created in Rotterdam and Moscow
Mastered by Joe Panzner
supported by 18 fans who also own “Attention, the doors are closing!”
I go to sleep listening to this song, and I wake up in a beautiful dream state in the morning. It also helps me focus while I write and work. I was heartbroken when this song disappeared on Spotify, so the hunt began. I must say, this song was very difficult to find, but all the more rewarding when I found it. Jonathan Tilley