Klaas de Vries, one of the veterans of contemporary composed music in the Netherlands, presents an alternative to the usual concert experience: the audience is free to walk about in the auditorium or even to step outside for a moment to get a breath of fresh air. Trio XTRO represents the youngest generation and takes a fresh perspective on everyday acts and objects. Meriç Artaç introduces two new characters for her opera Mr. Zanzun’s House of Characters, which will be played this autumn, in conclusion of her residency at Festival Dag in de Branding. Maxim Shalygin closes the day with a fresh perspective on the cello. We are introduced to a whole new instrument, a futuristic installation built from the cello’s traditional materials: wood, horsehair and string.