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Daan Geysen

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In recent decades it has become an absolute ‘love it or hate it’ classic: Simeon ten Holt’s Canto Ostinato. In January 2023, a Simeon ten Holt Day was even organized at TivoliVredenburg, where composers could pitch a piece in the spirit of the Canto. Composer and performer Daan Geysen won the pitch and as a result his piece will be heard on the opening night of Gaudeamus Festival 2023.

Daan Geysen’s piece Keep Going! became a piece for strings, vocals, synthesizers and dancers, using motion sensors to drive electronic sounds. Together, the performers sculpt a dynamic score lasting about an hour.


Maria Eichler - Mezzo-soprano
Rani Janssens - Alt
Katrien De Munter - Viola
Rianne van Galen - Cello
Léna Kollmeier - Piano/Synthesizer
Louise Kollmeier - Piano/Synthesizer
Luca Neumann - Dance
Judith Van Oeckel - Dance