One of the central themes of the opera genre is the theme of divided loyalties. In this project interdisciplinary artist Wen Chin Fu focusses on the tension between loyalty to tradition and loyalty to oneself. Opera singers possess exceptional singing technique developed through rigorous training. However within the opera environment there are limited opportunities to experiment with this technique in ways that deviate from tradition.
For this project opera singers Julia De La Cruz Fuello and Boukje van Gelder , both fresh Master graduates from the Royal Conservatory, will work with Wen Chin Fu. At Hubs Immersive Festival they will present a participatory performance recontextualising operatic voice within the domain of contemporary interdisciplinary performance.
About Wen Chin Fu
After graduating from the Classical Music Department of Shih Chien University (Taipei) Wen Chin Fu (Taiwan) moved to The Netherlands to continue her studies with ArtScience (graduated in 2010) and Muziektheater (graduated 2018) at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Her performances explore the relationship between physical movement, sound and the environment. A key element of her practice is concentration, which opens the senses for perceiving things through new perspectives. She presented her work a.o. at Singuhr Hoergalerie, Berlin (DE), Moscow Young Art Biennale (RU) and STRP festival , Eindhoven (NL) . She is currently a member of Instrument Inventors Initiative and Rutger Muller Trio. More info about Wen Chin Fu can be found here on iii’s website
Wen Chin Fu has been invited by iii