Mittelfest — Music

Tempo rubato
Walk with me

Strijbos & Van Rijswijk

Departure from Borgo di Ponte
Supported by

90 minutes
28/07 - 10:30
28/07 - 11:00
28/07 - 17:00
28/07 - 17:30
29/07 - 10:30
29/07 - 11:00
29/07 - 17:00
29/07 - 17:30
30/07 - 10:30
30/07 - 11:00
30/07 - 17:00
30/07 - 17:30

Exploring the relationship between sound and space, Strijbos & Van Rijswijk – already guests in 2021 with Signal in Forum Iulii – have devised a new site-specific performance, Tempo rubatoWalk with me, a sound project in the form of an app that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your smartphone. In walkscape, nature, music and narrative voice mix and overlap with the sounds of the surrounding environment through real-time sound processing. Each spectator, walking through the streets of Cividale del Friuli with a smartphone and headphones, following the directions of the app, builds a personal sound story, freely choosing their own ending. 

Italian premiere 

The duration is chosen by the spectator, up to a maximum of 90 minutes
Itinerant show, each spectator composes their own route based on the possible stages

Comfortable shoes and water are recommended
Performance with text fragments in Italian


creation, music and direction by Jeroen Strijbos and Rob Van Rijswijk

in collaboration with Rita Hoofwijk

soprano Laura Giavon

libretto Giacomo Pedini

dramaturg Rita Hoofwijk

recorded narrator Diana Manea

co-production Strijbos & Van Rijswijk, Periferico festival and Mittelfest2023

Tempo rubato – Walk with me is supported by the Performing Arts Fund NL 

photo © Rob Hogeslag