Op 29 juni wordt de festivaldag om 15 uur geopend door de studenten van de Ensemble Academie van het Koninklijk Conservatorium. Zij nemen het Zuiderstrandtheater letterlijk over en spelen in allerlei ruimtes van het gebouw. Studenten Alfian en Francesco vertellen over hun samenwerking voor deze dag.
“He plays on a beautiful Italian cello from 1870. The cello has a very rich sound which is perfect for contemporary music, he says. Despite focusing on classical music, Alfian loves to play contemporary music and explore new things. He was immediately interested, when Francesco approached him with his collaboration idea. Francesco came from Perugia to The Hague for an Erasmus exchange. He liked it so much, that he permanently transferred and is now finishing his Bachelor here. Francesco wrote a piece called ibid. referring to the Latin word ibidem which means at the same spot or together. The title refers to how his piece works. He programmed his computer to react on the sound of the cello and so, a very intriguing dialogue begins. Francesco is fascinated by minimal music and the simplicity of it. That is something he wants to express in his art. ”
Het programma van de Ensemble Academie wordt gecombineerd met de wereldpremiere van componist Maxim Shalygin. Kaarten zijn te koop via het Zuiderstrandtheater.