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The Colorist feat. Emiliana Torrini


  • 20.30 Concertzaal
  • 22.15 Expected end time


The Colorist is the eight-member ensemble put together by drummer Aarich Jespers (Zita Swoon, Kiss My Jazz) and percussionist Kobe Proesmans (Gabriel Rios). They play adventurous, out-of-the-box music that nevertheless manages to appeal to a wide audience. Using conventional instruments (piano, strings, clarinet…) underpinned by self-built percussion instruments (Jespers is also an instrument builder) The Colorist create a highly individual and intriguing sound spectrum that entices other artists into adventurous collaborations.

Icelandic vocalist Emiliana Torrini enthusiastically accepted the challenge of letting her songs be reworked by The Colorist. Torrini scored a worldwide hit with ‘Jungle Drum’, but let’s forget that rakatung ketung ketuketuke tungtung for a moment. Performing live, The Colorist strip back Torrini’s layers and rattle the arrangements, until all that is left is the core of her songs and their vocal line. This challenging musical balancing act takes Torrini out of her comfort zone as a singer and gives her songs a new dimension. A surprising and compelling live-experience!