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Combine: Russian Futurism + Close Call

Combine 2 concerts on the same day for a competitive price!

12.30-13.30 RUSSIAN FUTURISM – Utrecht String Quartet + Thorwald Jørgensen (TivoliVredenburg, Hertz)

14.30-15.30 Close Call (TivoliVredenburg, Pandora)

RUSSIAN FUTURISM – Utrecht String Quartet + Thorwald Jørgensen
Dutch percussionist Thorwald Jørgensen dedicates himself entirely to the theremin, the first completely electronical instrument, invented in 1919 by the Russian Leo Theremin. He is performing with the Utrecht String Quartet. Together they will play a brand-new commissioned composition for string quartet and theremin by Simon Bertrand, Dalit Hadass Warshaws’ Transformation and his own composition debut Distant Shores.

Seven years after the invention of the theremin, the futuristic Russian Aleksandr Mosolov wrote his first string quartet. The Utrecht String Quartet combines this intriguing, mechanic and dissonant work with three Russian mute films from the 1920s. The four movements from Mosolov’s string quartet are woven throughout the concert.

Close Call
The concert begins: turn ON your phones! Install the special app, turn your phone into a musical instrument and play along with the band during three numbers. But be careful! Are you playing the phone – or is the phone playing you?

This new musical performance by Arthur Wagenaar (Susies Haarlok) is about the impact of the smartphone, which is enormous. The Internet is everywhere, Facebook knows everything and Google is the new god. Do you check your phone 221 times a day too? Whom do you follow? Who is following you? What impact does that have on us? Close Call lets you experience this in an overwhelming way.

> The app is free and works for both Android and iOS. Search for Close Call Live in Google Play or the App Store.