23 Sep Ensemble Klang
Founded in The Hague in 2003, Ensemble Klang’s innovative programmes, their commissioning of work from some of the most exciting composers working today, and the inception of their own record label, has seen them quickly rise to become “one of the top ensembles” (NRC Handelsblad) in the Netherlands’ rich contemporary music scene.
Ensemble Klang’s dynamic approach to contemporary music and “sonic adventure” has attracted not only a loyal public following but also the active participation of some of today’s leading composers. Projects have been staged with Heiner Goebbels, David Lang, Tom Johnson, Julia Wolfe, Michael Hersch and Peter Adriaansz. Its unique yet versatile instrumentation – saxophones, trombone, keyboards, percussion, guitar, electronics – generates the energetic drive and passion of a band.
Performing without a conductor, a typical Ensemble Klang programme combines complex music requiring virtuosic accuracy and breathtaking musical risk. They are born collaborators, and participate in music theatre, site-specific and dance projects almost every season. Klang members feel equally at home in the concert hall, in the open air at a festival or at a pop venue.
On Thursday the 4th we will honour the work of Éliane Radigue.
Starting by showing the film Sisters with Transistors at the Verkadefabriek followed by a talk on Éliane’s work by Julia Eckhardt. Then in the evening there will be performances of Élianes work by Ensemble Klang, Carol Robinson and Louis-Michel Marion.
These performances will take place at the Willem Twee Toonzaal and will include 2 world premieres.
(this programme is made possible with support by Trillende Lucht)
(2 saxophone, trombone, elec gitar, piano en percussion)*