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Poème Zoomphonique

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On September 13, 1963, during the closing concert of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Hungarian composer György Ligeti’s legendary work Poème Symphonique premiered, having been commissioned by Gaudeamus. A piece for 100 metronomes which are started simultaneously, but in different tempi, resulting in a polyrhythmic jungle.

57 years later we present Poème Symphonique again, with a corona flavour this time: from living rooms and other locations all over the world, 100 metronomes are activated and you can watch the piece live via Zoom.