Maarten Heijnens & Anthony Van Gog - Heartscore

Anthony van Gog and Maarten Heijnens are currently working on their second physical score Heartscore in STUK. Heartscore is a physical composition conducted by a live beating heart. While the performers attempt to manipulate the beating of their heart, this beat in turn directs the performance. Heartscore becomes a dialogue between the organic heart and the rational will of the performers. How does the organic intuitive body relate to the rigid frame of a musical score? How can the performers find freedom without missing a beat?

Heartscore will be a visual composition in which the dialogue between the mind and the body is shown in an intriguing manner .

By and with: Anthony van Gog & Maarten Heijnens
Co-production: Veem House for Performance, Playground (STUK arts centre & M - Museum, Leuven), Makershuis Tilburg, Technology Driven Art (Lectoraat) and Via Zuid.
Technique & Sound: Joel Thurman
Costume: Carlijn Veurink
Coaching: Arno Schuitemaker
Graphic Design: Irie Wata
Registration: Anastasija Pirozenko
Made possible by: Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst (AFK), deBuren (Grensverleggers), Janivo Stichting en Stichting Melanie and Podium Bloos.
Thanks to: Mark IJzerman, Instrument Inventors Initiative (iii), Marcelle Kuiper, Peter Missotten, Lisa Reinheimer (DansBrabant), Martin Verheesen, Heleen Volman, Erik van de Wijdeven, Joanneke van de Woestijne.
This initiative was made possible by Grensverleggers, a regulation in support of cultural collaborations between parties in Flanders, and the provinces of North Brabant, Limburg and Zeeland.

Anthony and Maarten both graduated in 2019 from the Maastricht Institute of Performative Arts (Performance). Since graduation, they have formed a makers duo dedicated to creating
what they call “physical scores.” In a physical score, not the musical instrument, but the ‘body-as-instrument’ is central. In a compositional way they manipulate a body instrument to the utmost. They find each other in a shared desire to let the body speak in order to (continue to) understand her. In their first physical score Breathing Piece their central instrument was the breath, in Heartscore the performers attempt to manipulate their heartbeat.