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Merel Vercammen & Femke IJlstra – The Parliament of Things

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Saxophonist Femke IJlstra and violinist Merel Vercammen join forces for a new performance linked to Bruno Latour’s philosophical theory The Parliament of Things. About the artificial and problematic distinction that people make between nature and society, and between science and politics. Four young up-and-coming composers create new work that reflects on the present day in the light of Latour’s theory.

Sarah Neutkens fuses nature and culture to create a mechanical work with an organic structure. Karmit Fadael writes a piece that radiates equal power both inside and out. In her work, Aftab Darvishi emphasizes the duality of Latour’s theory, and Nuno Lobo writes a piece about the fictional political party Venus Flytrap Union. A diverse palette of new insights from a new generation of composers.

Read here an interview with Karmit Fadael over the piece she wrote for this concert.

Photo: Heidi de Gier