In The Grey Space, an open laboratory for the visual arts, the Matangi Quartet and Barbara Ellison play on the contrast between two very different spaces. While the quartet is playing acoustic chamber music on the gallery’s open upper floor, Barbara Ellison engages listeners in a sonic experience in the basement. Halfway during these two simultaneous performances, the audience descends from the light of the gallery into the darkness of the concrete basement.
The Fringe Guitar Project comprises new compositions by Marina Poleukhina, Barbara Ellison and Maya Verlaak that challenge students of the Academy for Music and the Performing Arts (Tilburg) to demonstrate the volume of 20 electric guitars played simultaneously. The students also explore the fringes of concert conventions by playing inside, below and in the grounds surrounding the Nieuwe Kerk.
Petra Strahovnik has written a new piano work for curator Saskia Lankhoorn and Geneviève Murphy presents Something In This Universe, her ‘in residence’ project at the Korzo theatre.