Stephanie Pan

Projects

 

Solo ProjectsCollaborative ProjectsBands, groups, initiativesCurrent ProjectsPast Projects

Raffle Radio Game – Interactive performance for performer, public, 30 radios and instruments (2014)

Raffle Radio Game is an interactive performance piece for performer, public, 30 radio receivers, and various instruments by Stephanie Pan. The piece was commissioned by Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, and had its initial performance on 1 Feb 2014. Presented in the guise of a lottery drawing, the performance entangles the public in a game of control…

A Mixtape – for voice, autoharp, taiko, Nebulophone, Bleep Drum, Korg Monotron and looper (2013)

A Mixtape is a performance for voice, autoharp, taiko, Nebulophone and Bleep Drum (Arduino-based synths), Korg Monotron, and looper. Taking the form of a mixtape as its inspiration, this performance is a live mashup of intimate songs with dirty, gritty electronics, physicality and athleticism. Moving fluidly or jarringly, it is an unrelenting performance for the…

Rochester – A cabaret/lounge Baroque music performance (2011)

Rochester is a cabaret/lounge Baroque music performance which sets to music the epic, obscene poetry of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, in a contemporary, experimental and absurdist mishmash of traditional Baroque music and contemporary pop music, on a backdrop of burlesque bal masque. In setting these texts, Ms. Pan has drawn on her own…

Implied Manifesto #1 – A wordless manifesto (2011)

Implied Manifesto #1 is a music performance by Stephanie Pan which incorporates abstracted pop songs, live improvisation and inarticulateness. Made for voice, wineglasses, Suzuki Omnichord, Nebulophone and live sampler, the performance bears semblance to a personal manifesto, but has almost no comprehensible words. Rather, it relies on the visceral presence of the performer, abstract sound,…

You Are Here: a multi-media performance in three parts for performer, 10m dress, homemade taiko and chocolate cake (2010)

A carefully constructed miniature of the world; a piece where the performer as maker as performer controls all elements of the performance itself. You Are Here: is reality as a construction of the mind. More than theatrical acts, it is states of being, where nothing ‘happens’, but everything exists. It is alternatingly intimate and warm,…

Little Drummer Girl, or, My First Taiko (2010)

This is a pet project that has been keeping me busy lately. I have long been fascinated by taikos, and after a very fortunate encounter with Uzume, a mixed-genre taiko collective/ensemble and discovering I could build my own taiko, I became set on finally learning how to play, but not before I built my own…

Pills To Purge Melancholy

Pills To Purge Melancholy – a twisted-folk experiment in accessibility. Pure songs, sad songs, mad songs, weird songs; treatises in subtlety designed to thwart and relieve bouts of melancholy and loneliness, expressed through a unique instrumentation: toy zither, mini Casio, the gifted voice of Stephanie Pan, joined by old friends and colleagues, musical masterminds, Sasha…

Solitary Hotel (2007)

Silent film created for live synching with the piece “Solitary Hotel” by Samuel Barber, for voice and piano. Concept and Direction: Stephanie Pan Duration: 3’16”

Our Lady of Late – for voice and wineglass (2006)

Our Lady of Late is a study on the use of the voice as a pure and primitive expressive instrument, stripped of the layers and conventions established by culture and society that mask our attempts to communicate. The performance incorporates both improvisations inspired by and excerpts from the 16-movement piece by Meredith Monk of the…

Orlacs Hände – Robert Wiene (2016)

Orlacs Hände, silent film by Robert Wiene (1924) Live music and soundscapes by Stephanie Pan (toy instruments, baby synths and objects) and Joris Weimar (prepared piano, clavichord and cello) for the Sounds of Silence Festival (6 February 2016) Reuniting the star and director of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Hands of Orlac is a deliciously twisted…

Im•Media #1: Despoiled Shore – Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris (2015)

Audience-interactive performance based on Heiner Müller’s Despoiled Shore. A work of Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris, performed by Stephanie Pan @ Blast Theory (Brighton, UK), 25th November 2015

Staging a Revolution – Belarus Free Theatre (2015)

Belarus Free Theatre presents a two-week Festival of performances and discussions in London featuring some of our most acclaimed original productions, reinvigorated classics and the world premiere of our brand new work, Time of Women. We have spent the past decade excavating taboos on the world stage alongside launching transnational campaigns in defense of freedom…

STEIN – Pow Ensemble (2015)

Singer/Keyboards/Improviser. A new opera by Luc Houtkamp, text from Gertrud Stein’s Tender Buttons. A mix of songs and live improvisation for singer, keys, saxophone, tuba, tap dancer and live electronics. Compositions: Luc Houtkamp Text: Gertrude Stein (Tender Buttons) Musicians: Stephanie Pan – vocals, keyboards Guy Harries – vocals, keyboards, flute, clarinet Peter Kuit – tap dance…

Never The Foxes (2015)

Never The Foxes is a project by Bridget Fiske in collaboration with performer/ creators Stephanie Pan, Richard Causer, Navala Chaudhari and Joseph Lau, exploring new thematic, conceptual and choreographic ideas. Never The Foxes (a series of short scenes in development) has grown out of explorations into subjects of origin, orientation, instinct, nature, death, as well…

Modern Body Festival

Art as research through experience What exactly is the ‘modern body’? We are inclined to think of our bodies as limited to what is contained within our own skin, but technology, philosophy, spirituality, religion, and science all challenge this idea. Modern Body Festival (MBF), an initiative organized by artists / makers / performers Stephanie Pan…

Red Forest – Belarus Free Theatre (2014)

Aisha is on the run. Forced to flee her village and give birth to her baby girl in the Sahara, she crosses the globe in search of shelter. But to find it, she must overcome the terrible cruelties of nature and man. An epic new legend for the 21st century, created from extraordinary true stories…

Soselo in Siberia – Rosa Ensemble & 33 and 1/3 Collective (2014)

Performer/Singer/Composer. New interdisciplinary opera in collaboration with 33 1/3 Collective and Eefje de Visser, about borders, love and Stalin. Storyline Soselo in Siberia is a fairytale. A fairytale with an unhappy ending – if it in fact has an ending at all… A girl named Margarita meets a boy named Soselo. The fall madly in…

Center no Distractor

Center no Distractor, the latest project of the collaborative duo Stephanie Pan and Stelios Manousakis, is an explosion of movement, physicality and gritty, thumping beats, for taiko and live electronics. Performances are simultaneously a concert, an exploration of sound and body, a visual spectacle; it is dance for the ears, the body, the eyes and…

Release: Shortbreads & Outcakes – Rosa Ensemble (2013)

Special 15-year anniversary CD release from Rosa Ensemble on Rumble Dish Records [RD0713]   http://rosaensemble.bandcamp.com/album/shortbread-outcakes-2013

Select the Right Location – Anna Moreno (2013)

Movie by Anna Moreno (33′) Select the Right Location is a theatre piece. In the plot, a city is flooding and five artists seek shelter on the contemporary art museum’s rooftop. Each one of them has saved one valuable object from the flood, which is symbolic to the kind of artist that saved it and…

Release: Distrails – Selva de Mar (2013)

Selva de Mar is a Barcelona based duo, consisting of Israeli cellist Sasha Agranov and Argentine hang/percussionist Pablo Wayne. They describe their music as ‘aquatic’: a tapestry of timeless, almost utopian atmospheres that bewitch the imagination, constructed over an acoustic base (cello and hang), superimposed with a variety of different objects and ethereal use of…

‘What is the current that makes machinery’ – Stelios Manousakis (2013)

Performance for female voice and surround live electronics (18′) Stelios Manousakis: Composition, Programming, Live electronics Stephanie Pan: Voice Gertrude Stein: Text ‘What is the current that makes machinery’ is a cycle of short pieces for female voice and surround live electronics, written for vocalist Stephanie Pan and her unique capabilities in extended vocal techniques. The pieces…

Een geval van omgekeerde zwaartekracht – Bente Hamel (2013)

Actress/Singer. Dutch language radioplay by Bente Hamel (Radiomakers Desmet). Music by Ernst Reijseger and Harmen Fraanje. Voice actors: Hendrik Aerts, Erik van Muiswinkel, Stephanie Pan, Bart Slegers, Lucas de Man. Made for NTR De Bedding, Radio 4 Een hoorspel vane Bente Hamel over ruimteschroot, sirenezang en de jacht op het allermooiste. “Sommige mensen hebben de…

Trash Cuisine – Belarus Free Theatre (2012)

Welcome to the Capital Punishment Café! Our chef’s specials today include electrocution, hanging and lethal injection. And save some room for dessert, because we’ve got firing squad and stoning. Can I take your order? Belarus Free Theatre serve up food, music, dance and Shakespeare as they share true stories from inmates, executioners, human rights lawyers…

Room Black – Rosa Ensemble (2012)

Singer/Taiko player/Composer/Deviser. Modular music theater performance designed for both deaf and hearing public. Description Seeing, Feeling, Hearing Room Black is a music theatre performance about communication: about the necessity of making contact. Three interpreters are trying to do their job in the best way they can, because the audience shouldn’t miss anything. Diligently they attempt…

BlueBeard – 33 and 1/3 collective (2012)

Singer/Improviser. Experimental mixed-media opera based on the classic Bluebeard. Soundtrack with and by: Michael de Roo, Mete Ensemble, Stephanie Pan, Daniel Cross, Wilbert Bulsink, Jelte van Andel, Koen Kaptijn and Diederik Rijpstra Performances include: [2013] Music Theatre NOW, Jönköping, SE [2012] Sonica Festival, Glasgow, UK; Prototype Festival, New York, US

Reformation – Jeanette Groenendaal (2011)

Music for a feature-length film by Jeanette Groenendaal Premiere: IDFA 2011 Synopsis At the age of seven, director Jeanette Groenendaal moved to a deeply religious village. It was the 1970s, and the girl’s arrival from the big city of Utrecht provoked fear in the hearts of the inhabitants of the small hamlet in the Dutch…

Götterfunken – Rosa Ensemble (2011)

Performer. Experimental music theater performance in collaboration with composer Wilbert Bulsink and illustrator Geert Glas, based on their 9,000km bike-tour through Europe. Credits Percussion – Daniel Cross (Double) Bass (Guitar) – Peter Jessen Keys – Laurens de Boer Guitar – Jeroen Kimman Vocals – Stephanie Pan Vocals – Esther Mugambi Composition – Wilbert Bulsink, Jeroen…

De Kellner en De Levenden – Rosa Ensemble & Jan Jaap van der Wal (2010)

Performer/Composer. Music theater show in collaboration with comedian Jan Jaap van der Wal, based on the novel De Kellner en De Levenden by Simon Vestdijk. In Vestdijks famous novel a group of travellers is assembled in a waiting lobby. The last judgement is near, their lives are being scrutinized. Jan Jaap van der Wal and…

Eurepica. Challenge. – Belarus Free Theatre (2010)

Eurepica. Challenge. is an attempt to create a new European epic using contributions from playwrights from 14 countries (Sweden, UK, Latvia, Russia, Belarus, Turkey, Poland, the Ukraine, Germany, Romania, Macedonia, France, Spain and the USA) on the main challenge for their states. Promising an unsettling, whistlestop tour around the world, Eurepica.Challenge. sheds a compellingly honest…

Rosa Ensemble

This page contains all projects made together with the Rosa Ensemble.

Iqaluit, Nunavut (2009-10)

A 3-week trip in the middle of winter to the Canadian north, in Iqaluit, Baffin island. A team of artists, Stephanie Pan, Stelios Manousakis and Barbara Ellison traveled to Iqaluit, Nunavut, during December 2009 – January 2010 to study Inuit throat singing (katajjaq) with local singers and to explore the context and ties of the artform to the Inuit…

Facts to Suit Theories – Stelios Manousakis (2009)

A 30′ minute open work for voice, zither, wine glasses, loopstation and live electronics. Stelios Manousakis: Composition, Programming, Live electronics Stephanie Pan: Voice, Zither, Wineglasses, Loopstation Facts To Suit Theories is a 5-part open composition exploring the continuum between composition and improvisation. The overall structure of the piece and of each part is pre-defined, but its actualization…

Pills To Purge Melancholy

Pills To Purge Melancholy – a twisted-folk experiment in accessibility. Pure songs, sad songs, mad songs, weird songs; treatises in subtlety designed to thwart and relieve bouts of melancholy and loneliness, expressed through a unique instrumentation: toy zither, mini Casio, the gifted voice of Stephanie Pan, joined by old friends and colleagues, musical masterminds, Sasha…

Belarus Free Theatre

Navigation – Computer Aided Breathing (2008)

Navigation is a 40-minute, 6-part open composition for four pipe organs, celesta, harmonium, voice, wine-glass, loopstation and live electronics, written for the Computer Aided Breathing trio. It is a site-specific piece, created in and for the Orgelpark through an exploration of the potential of the space and its instruments during many workshop sessions. The piece…

Licht is de machine – De Veenfabriek (2008)

Experimental music theater piece on the utopian ideas of French philosopher Charles Fourier (1772 – 1837). Language: Dutch Visit De VeenFabriek

Computer Aided Breathing

Kirstin Gramlich: pipe organ and keyboards: Stelios Manousakis: programming and live electronics Stephanie Pan: voice, electronics, instruments Computer Aided Breathing is a trio formed in 2006 and devoted to the many different shades of live improvisation, from totally free to compositionally guided. The three members met while studying at the Koninklijk Conservatorium, The Hague, the Netherlands, where…

Two Poems by E. E. Cummings – Stelios Manousakis (2006)

For Voice and Live Electronics (10′) Stephanie Pan: Voice Stelios Manousakis: Live Electronics E. E. Cummings: Texts This piece is a setting of two poems by Edward Estlin Cummings (1894-1962), an American poet, painter, essayist and playwright, best known for his poems and their unconventional use of language and writing. The two poems are characteristic of…

Modern Body Festival

Art as research through experience What exactly is the ‘modern body’? We are inclined to think of our bodies as limited to what is contained within our own skin, but technology, philosophy, spirituality, religion, and science all challenge this idea. Modern Body Festival (MBF), an initiative organized by artists / makers / performers Stephanie Pan…

Center no Distractor

Center no Distractor, the latest project of the collaborative duo Stephanie Pan and Stelios Manousakis, is an explosion of movement, physicality and gritty, thumping beats, for taiko and live electronics. Performances are simultaneously a concert, an exploration of sound and body, a visual spectacle; it is dance for the ears, the body, the eyes and…

Pills To Purge Melancholy

Pills To Purge Melancholy – a twisted-folk experiment in accessibility. Pure songs, sad songs, mad songs, weird songs; treatises in subtlety designed to thwart and relieve bouts of melancholy and loneliness, expressed through a unique instrumentation: toy zither, mini Casio, the gifted voice of Stephanie Pan, joined by old friends and colleagues, musical masterminds, Sasha…

Computer Aided Breathing

Kirstin Gramlich: pipe organ and keyboards: Stelios Manousakis: programming and live electronics Stephanie Pan: voice, electronics, instruments Computer Aided Breathing is a trio formed in 2006 and devoted to the many different shades of live improvisation, from totally free to compositionally guided. The three members met while studying at the Koninklijk Conservatorium, The Hague, the Netherlands, where…

Voice & electronics duo (Manousakis / Pan)

Stelios Manousakis (programming, composition, live electronics) Stephanie Pan (soprano, loopstation, zither, wine-glasses) Stephanie Pan and Stelios Manousakis have been working together as a voice and live electronics duo in several projects since 2006 – composed pieces, as well as improvised sets.

Im•Media #1: Despoiled Shore – Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris (2015)

Audience-interactive performance based on Heiner Müller’s Despoiled Shore. A work of Thanos Polymeneas-Liontiris, performed by Stephanie Pan @ Blast Theory (Brighton, UK), 25th November 2015

STEIN – Pow Ensemble (2015)

Singer/Keyboards/Improviser. A new opera by Luc Houtkamp, text from Gertrud Stein’s Tender Buttons. A mix of songs and live improvisation for singer, keys, saxophone, tuba, tap dancer and live electronics. Compositions: Luc Houtkamp Text: Gertrude Stein (Tender Buttons) Musicians: Stephanie Pan – vocals, keyboards Guy Harries – vocals, keyboards, flute, clarinet Peter Kuit – tap dance…

Never The Foxes (2015)

Never The Foxes is a project by Bridget Fiske in collaboration with performer/ creators Stephanie Pan, Richard Causer, Navala Chaudhari and Joseph Lau, exploring new thematic, conceptual and choreographic ideas. Never The Foxes (a series of short scenes in development) has grown out of explorations into subjects of origin, orientation, instinct, nature, death, as well…

Modern Body Festival

Art as research through experience What exactly is the ‘modern body’? We are inclined to think of our bodies as limited to what is contained within our own skin, but technology, philosophy, spirituality, religion, and science all challenge this idea. Modern Body Festival (MBF), an initiative organized by artists / makers / performers Stephanie Pan…

Red Forest – Belarus Free Theatre (2014)

Aisha is on the run. Forced to flee her village and give birth to her baby girl in the Sahara, she crosses the globe in search of shelter. But to find it, she must overcome the terrible cruelties of nature and man. An epic new legend for the 21st century, created from extraordinary true stories…

Soselo in Siberia – Rosa Ensemble & 33 and 1/3 Collective (2014)

Performer/Singer/Composer. New interdisciplinary opera in collaboration with 33 1/3 Collective and Eefje de Visser, about borders, love and Stalin. Storyline Soselo in Siberia is a fairytale. A fairytale with an unhappy ending – if it in fact has an ending at all… A girl named Margarita meets a boy named Soselo. The fall madly in…

Raffle Radio Game – Interactive performance for performer, public, 30 radios and instruments (2014)

Raffle Radio Game is an interactive performance piece for performer, public, 30 radio receivers, and various instruments by Stephanie Pan. The piece was commissioned by Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, and had its initial performance on 1 Feb 2014. Presented in the guise of a lottery drawing, the performance entangles the public in a game of control…

Center no Distractor

Center no Distractor, the latest project of the collaborative duo Stephanie Pan and Stelios Manousakis, is an explosion of movement, physicality and gritty, thumping beats, for taiko and live electronics. Performances are simultaneously a concert, an exploration of sound and body, a visual spectacle; it is dance for the ears, the body, the eyes and…

A Mixtape – for voice, autoharp, taiko, Nebulophone, Bleep Drum, Korg Monotron and looper (2013)

A Mixtape is a performance for voice, autoharp, taiko, Nebulophone and Bleep Drum (Arduino-based synths), Korg Monotron, and looper. Taking the form of a mixtape as its inspiration, this performance is a live mashup of intimate songs with dirty, gritty electronics, physicality and athleticism. Moving fluidly or jarringly, it is an unrelenting performance for the…

‘What is the current that makes machinery’ – Stelios Manousakis (2013)

Performance for female voice and surround live electronics (18′) Stelios Manousakis: Composition, Programming, Live electronics Stephanie Pan: Voice Gertrude Stein: Text ‘What is the current that makes machinery’ is a cycle of short pieces for female voice and surround live electronics, written for vocalist Stephanie Pan and her unique capabilities in extended vocal techniques. The pieces…

Trash Cuisine – Belarus Free Theatre (2012)

Welcome to the Capital Punishment Café! Our chef’s specials today include electrocution, hanging and lethal injection. And save some room for dessert, because we’ve got firing squad and stoning. Can I take your order? Belarus Free Theatre serve up food, music, dance and Shakespeare as they share true stories from inmates, executioners, human rights lawyers…

Rochester – A cabaret/lounge Baroque music performance (2011)

Rochester is a cabaret/lounge Baroque music performance which sets to music the epic, obscene poetry of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, in a contemporary, experimental and absurdist mishmash of traditional Baroque music and contemporary pop music, on a backdrop of burlesque bal masque. In setting these texts, Ms. Pan has drawn on her own…

Implied Manifesto #1 – A wordless manifesto (2011)

Implied Manifesto #1 is a music performance by Stephanie Pan which incorporates abstracted pop songs, live improvisation and inarticulateness. Made for voice, wineglasses, Suzuki Omnichord, Nebulophone and live sampler, the performance bears semblance to a personal manifesto, but has almost no comprehensible words. Rather, it relies on the visceral presence of the performer, abstract sound,…

You Are Here: a multi-media performance in three parts for performer, 10m dress, homemade taiko and chocolate cake (2010)

A carefully constructed miniature of the world; a piece where the performer as maker as performer controls all elements of the performance itself. You Are Here: is reality as a construction of the mind. More than theatrical acts, it is states of being, where nothing ‘happens’, but everything exists. It is alternatingly intimate and warm,…

Pills To Purge Melancholy

Pills To Purge Melancholy – a twisted-folk experiment in accessibility. Pure songs, sad songs, mad songs, weird songs; treatises in subtlety designed to thwart and relieve bouts of melancholy and loneliness, expressed through a unique instrumentation: toy zither, mini Casio, the gifted voice of Stephanie Pan, joined by old friends and colleagues, musical masterminds, Sasha…

Belarus Free Theatre

Voice & electronics duo (Manousakis / Pan)

Stelios Manousakis (programming, composition, live electronics) Stephanie Pan (soprano, loopstation, zither, wine-glasses) Stephanie Pan and Stelios Manousakis have been working together as a voice and live electronics duo in several projects since 2006 – composed pieces, as well as improvised sets.

Our Lady of Late – for voice and wineglass (2006)

Our Lady of Late is a study on the use of the voice as a pure and primitive expressive instrument, stripped of the layers and conventions established by culture and society that mask our attempts to communicate. The performance incorporates both improvisations inspired by and excerpts from the 16-movement piece by Meredith Monk of the…

Orlacs Hände – Robert Wiene (2016)

Orlacs Hände, silent film by Robert Wiene (1924) Live music and soundscapes by Stephanie Pan (toy instruments, baby synths and objects) and Joris Weimar (prepared piano, clavichord and cello) for the Sounds of Silence Festival (6 February 2016) Reuniting the star and director of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, The Hands of Orlac is a deliciously twisted…

Staging a Revolution – Belarus Free Theatre (2015)

Belarus Free Theatre presents a two-week Festival of performances and discussions in London featuring some of our most acclaimed original productions, reinvigorated classics and the world premiere of our brand new work, Time of Women. We have spent the past decade excavating taboos on the world stage alongside launching transnational campaigns in defense of freedom…

Select the Right Location – Anna Moreno (2013)

Movie by Anna Moreno (33′) Select the Right Location is a theatre piece. In the plot, a city is flooding and five artists seek shelter on the contemporary art museum’s rooftop. Each one of them has saved one valuable object from the flood, which is symbolic to the kind of artist that saved it and…

Een geval van omgekeerde zwaartekracht – Bente Hamel (2013)

Actress/Singer. Dutch language radioplay by Bente Hamel (Radiomakers Desmet). Music by Ernst Reijseger and Harmen Fraanje. Voice actors: Hendrik Aerts, Erik van Muiswinkel, Stephanie Pan, Bart Slegers, Lucas de Man. Made for NTR De Bedding, Radio 4 Een hoorspel vane Bente Hamel over ruimteschroot, sirenezang en de jacht op het allermooiste. “Sommige mensen hebben de…

Room Black – Rosa Ensemble (2012)

Singer/Taiko player/Composer/Deviser. Modular music theater performance designed for both deaf and hearing public. Description Seeing, Feeling, Hearing Room Black is a music theatre performance about communication: about the necessity of making contact. Three interpreters are trying to do their job in the best way they can, because the audience shouldn’t miss anything. Diligently they attempt…

BlueBeard – 33 and 1/3 collective (2012)

Singer/Improviser. Experimental mixed-media opera based on the classic Bluebeard. Soundtrack with and by: Michael de Roo, Mete Ensemble, Stephanie Pan, Daniel Cross, Wilbert Bulsink, Jelte van Andel, Koen Kaptijn and Diederik Rijpstra Performances include: [2013] Music Theatre NOW, Jönköping, SE [2012] Sonica Festival, Glasgow, UK; Prototype Festival, New York, US

Reformation – Jeanette Groenendaal (2011)

Music for a feature-length film by Jeanette Groenendaal Premiere: IDFA 2011 Synopsis At the age of seven, director Jeanette Groenendaal moved to a deeply religious village. It was the 1970s, and the girl’s arrival from the big city of Utrecht provoked fear in the hearts of the inhabitants of the small hamlet in the Dutch…

Götterfunken – Rosa Ensemble (2011)

Performer. Experimental music theater performance in collaboration with composer Wilbert Bulsink and illustrator Geert Glas, based on their 9,000km bike-tour through Europe. Credits Percussion – Daniel Cross (Double) Bass (Guitar) – Peter Jessen Keys – Laurens de Boer Guitar – Jeroen Kimman Vocals – Stephanie Pan Vocals – Esther Mugambi Composition – Wilbert Bulsink, Jeroen…

De Kellner en De Levenden – Rosa Ensemble & Jan Jaap van der Wal (2010)

Performer/Composer. Music theater show in collaboration with comedian Jan Jaap van der Wal, based on the novel De Kellner en De Levenden by Simon Vestdijk. In Vestdijks famous novel a group of travellers is assembled in a waiting lobby. The last judgement is near, their lives are being scrutinized. Jan Jaap van der Wal and…

Little Drummer Girl, or, My First Taiko (2010)

This is a pet project that has been keeping me busy lately. I have long been fascinated by taikos, and after a very fortunate encounter with Uzume, a mixed-genre taiko collective/ensemble and discovering I could build my own taiko, I became set on finally learning how to play, but not before I built my own…

Eurepica. Challenge. – Belarus Free Theatre (2010)

Eurepica. Challenge. is an attempt to create a new European epic using contributions from playwrights from 14 countries (Sweden, UK, Latvia, Russia, Belarus, Turkey, Poland, the Ukraine, Germany, Romania, Macedonia, France, Spain and the USA) on the main challenge for their states. Promising an unsettling, whistlestop tour around the world, Eurepica.Challenge. sheds a compellingly honest…

Rosa Ensemble

This page contains all projects made together with the Rosa Ensemble.

Iqaluit, Nunavut (2009-10)

A 3-week trip in the middle of winter to the Canadian north, in Iqaluit, Baffin island. A team of artists, Stephanie Pan, Stelios Manousakis and Barbara Ellison traveled to Iqaluit, Nunavut, during December 2009 – January 2010 to study Inuit throat singing (katajjaq) with local singers and to explore the context and ties of the artform to the Inuit…

Facts to Suit Theories – Stelios Manousakis (2009)

A 30′ minute open work for voice, zither, wine glasses, loopstation and live electronics. Stelios Manousakis: Composition, Programming, Live electronics Stephanie Pan: Voice, Zither, Wineglasses, Loopstation Facts To Suit Theories is a 5-part open composition exploring the continuum between composition and improvisation. The overall structure of the piece and of each part is pre-defined, but its actualization…

Navigation – Computer Aided Breathing (2008)

Navigation is a 40-minute, 6-part open composition for four pipe organs, celesta, harmonium, voice, wine-glass, loopstation and live electronics, written for the Computer Aided Breathing trio. It is a site-specific piece, created in and for the Orgelpark through an exploration of the potential of the space and its instruments during many workshop sessions. The piece…

Licht is de machine – De Veenfabriek (2008)

Experimental music theater piece on the utopian ideas of French philosopher Charles Fourier (1772 – 1837). Language: Dutch Visit De VeenFabriek

Solitary Hotel (2007)

Silent film created for live synching with the piece “Solitary Hotel” by Samuel Barber, for voice and piano. Concept and Direction: Stephanie Pan Duration: 3’16”

Computer Aided Breathing

Kirstin Gramlich: pipe organ and keyboards: Stelios Manousakis: programming and live electronics Stephanie Pan: voice, electronics, instruments Computer Aided Breathing is a trio formed in 2006 and devoted to the many different shades of live improvisation, from totally free to compositionally guided. The three members met while studying at the Koninklijk Conservatorium, The Hague, the Netherlands, where…

Two Poems by E. E. Cummings – Stelios Manousakis (2006)

For Voice and Live Electronics (10′) Stephanie Pan: Voice Stelios Manousakis: Live Electronics E. E. Cummings: Texts This piece is a setting of two poems by Edward Estlin Cummings (1894-1962), an American poet, painter, essayist and playwright, best known for his poems and their unconventional use of language and writing. The two poems are characteristic of…

Ghostbusters #1 – Touki Delphine (2005)

Experimental music theater piece for seven players on fear and anxiety, and being a hero. Language: Dutch Project page Visit Touki Delphine Touki Delphine / Ghostbusters #1 is de eerste van een drietal voorstellingen die de jonge garde van de VeenFabriek maakt. Zij jagen in deze reeks op het spook ‘angst’ dat onze samenleving steeds…

Ordo Virtutum – Scivias Choir (2003)

Semi-staged performance of Ordo Virtutum by Hildegard von Bingen with Berlin-based Scivias Chor, Performance highlights include: Festival Tage Alter Musik Regensburg, Regensburg, DE; Festival Musica Cortese, Gorizia, IT; Basilika St.Martin Bingen, Bingen, DE; Schnüttgenmuseum, Köln, DE; Festival Neuyenburg, Montalbane, DE Direction: Gilslinde Strunz (scene) and Norbert Rodenkirchen (music) Singers: Rebecca Bain, Katherine Hill, Cora Schmeiser,…