In a time in which music develops into a consumable piece of pop culture or high class event and in which dance strives more for technically perfect execution and professional and beautiful movements, ambient and drone music and butoh dance display a severe contrast to that. Instead of producing easily listenable music for the masses or even follow musical trends drone creates timeless and ageless soundscapes – calm or noisy, sometimes hiding melodies within, usually hard to grasp.
Not wanting to define time and space through spacial and rhythmical patterns butoh instead seeks to invoke the feeling of space and time in the recipient. Movements are being limited and concealed by placing the search itself inside of the intrinsic self of the dancer, not their exterior. Traditional, well known points of view and safe havens in music are being disbanded, deranged, partly even destroyed.
Harald Schulte creates a extreme presence with his dance, which is captivating and hard to get at the same time – a haze, a darkness, a maelstrom. In the interaction with [ B O L T ]’s music which opens up rooms instead of being shut off, poses questions instead of offering simple answers and dissolves time instead of taking it, an uncanny universe revolves around it. For a first impression please watch this teaser above.
[ B O L T ] + Harald Schulte – [ 2 8 ] comes out on August, 14nd 2020 via dunk!records