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Date: Saturday 12 May, 14.00-17.00
Venue: LUC The Hague (Lange Voorhout 44, 2514 EG The Hague)


Leiden University College The Hague opens its doors on the afternoon of 12 May 2012 to host the second public event of the Political Arts Initiative.
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Apart from an exciting and diverse programme , this exciting event also opens the call for submission for the +HIP Summer 2012 issue: Figur{in}es The Hague.
This special, themed issue of +HIP calls upon the people of The Hague to photograph, sketch, paint or otherwise (re)present figures or figurines in and around the city. These could be statues, dioramas, lego-people, or anything else that can be (or has been) placed in a place or a space with some significance for war, peace, justice, sustainability, capital.
Submission criteria and the submission form can be found here.
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14:00 Movers'n'Shakers discussion | Luigi Russolo's The Art of Noise
Join the Political Arts reading group Movers'n'Shakers for Russolo's 1913 manifesto of sonic futurism: soundscapes meet cityscapes, art meets noises, and technology rings musical!
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15:00 Open rehearsal | Shostakovich's String Octet
Musicians from the Royal Conservatoire treat us to their honing of Dmitri Shostakovich's String Octet, Opus 11, comprising two pieces--a prelude and a scherzo composed in 1925. Experience the dynamism of the young Shostakovich, as captured by the young and unparalleled talent of the Aristo Quartet and Dudok Quartet.
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16:00 Interactive lecture | Pocknee on National Subsidies, Performing Arts, and Redistribution
David Pocknee, a composer and researcher, with his team from the Royal Academy of Art, explains how Dutch national subsidies for the performing arts are organised and how such redistribution reaches individual composers, ensembles, and performance venues. Expect some provocative conclusions on how this system affects the arts, the ethics of its production, and its future horizons...

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