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Club Fluxus: Kluster5 – Dutch Focus

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Kluster5 is a young ensemble based in The Hague and was ensemble in residence during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2017. Tonight they present works written especially for the ensemble with its unusual combination of violin, saxophone, percussion, guitar and piano. Jan-Peter de Graaff and Celia Swart wrote pieces inspired by The Hague. Gaudeamus Award winner Aart Strootman based his piece Shambling Emerge on an improvisation by the brilliant Misha Mengelberg in the final stages of his life. In the Nocturne of Gaudeamus Award nominee Chaz Underriner, the sounds of the ensemble melt together with field recordings made in his home country, the hilly landscapes of Texas.

Fluxus, which means ‘fluid’ or ‘constantly changing’, is a series in Club Nine organized in collaboration with TivoliVredenburg. This series focuses on young ensembles and musicians and consists of programmes containing a whole lot of new repertoire showcasing the latest developments in contemporary music. Where possible, the composers will be present and will discuss their own work. The small-scale and informal set-up places the audience in very close contact with the performers.

Isa Goldschmeding - violin
Daan van Koppen - saxophone
Martin van Hees - guitar
Tim Sabel - piano
Jennifer Heins - percussion

Chaz Underriner - Nocturne series: 8 
Graham Flett - of a beast
Jan-Peter de Graaff - Reeks&Progressie
Celia Swart - Boven Hoge Gebouwen
Aart Strootman - Shambling Emerge

Photo © Co Broerse