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Nadar Ensemble

Part of Gaudeamus Saturday Night 2019

Rauschen

21:50 – 23:00 TivoliVredenburg – Pandora
The amazing Rauschen programme, compiled by the unconventional Nadar Ensemble from Belgium, sometimes resembles an obstacle course: while the musicians in Simon Steen-Andersen’s In Spite Of, And Maybe Even Therefore try to play a piece by Beethoven, their instruments are being dismantled. One group of musicians is playing as loudly as possible, while another group is playing very quietly, but then hugely amplified. Later on, in Lisa Streich’s Pietà, a motorized cello leads a life of its own. Michael Maierhof then reveals a rustling circus, with electric toothbrushes in the starring role. As in a museum, the public can walk around freely, through the music and past the musicians, with a tour guide showing them the way.

PROGRAMME

Simon Steen-Andersen - In Spite Of, And Maybe Even Therefore
Lisa Streich - Pietà
Simon Løffler - Dreamwork unplugged
Michael Maierhof - schwingende Systeme, B
Mátyás Wettl - Nocturne

PERFORMERS

Marieke Berendsen - violin, motors, scenography
Katrien Gaelens - flute, motors
Yves Goemaere - percussion, light switch, motors
Wannes Gonnissen - sound direction
Pieter Matthynssens - cello, motors
Elisa Medinilla - piano, light switch, motors
Thomas Moore - horn, light switch, motors
Bertel Schollaert - saxophone, motors
Dries Tack - clarinet, light switch, motors

Simon Løffler wrote Dreamwork unplugged commissioned by Nadar ensemble, with the support of KODA kultur and the Danish Arts Counsel.

Photo © Mark Rietveld