The Hague quintet Kluster5 couples an unusual combination of instruments with eclectic, flexible sounds. With a violin, a saxophone, percussion, a guitar, and a piano they play everything from contemporary classical music to jazz. They often work with young composers, but they also love to improvise or perform their own pieces. During Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2017 they are the ensemble-in-residence and as such they give two concerts with brand-new compositions, especially written for them by the five nominees of the Gaudeamus Award as part of their nomination.
On Thursday Night 7 September three of these pieces premiered, this concert contains the last two. A new composition by Greek composer Georgia Koumará completes tonight’s programme and especially for this occasion Cloud Nine has been transformed into a cosy night club.
Photo © Jasper Grijpink