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  • (c) Georges Peeters

Beat that! — Percussion versus electronics


  • 20.00 Concertgebouw
  • 22.05 Expected end time
  • 19.15 Introduction by Klaas Coulembier


Six percussionists and a robot in a percussion salvo

Each technological advance extends human capabilities, but is also, simultaneously, an amputation. In their new works for percussion and electronics, Wim Henderickx and Serge Verstockt play with this duality. From a gentle but unsettling rustling in a pitch dark concert hall, to ecstatic drum 'n' bass and breathtaking sound fields: in three short concerts percussion and electronic instruments play the leading role. Music that is bound to grab you by the throat.

Program and performers


Serge Verstockt (1957)
BeatEmUp! (world premiere, commissioned by Concertgebouw Brugge)

Wim Henderickx (1962)
Sacred Places I (Angel) (world premiere, commissioned by Concertgebouw Brugge)

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007)


Jaan Bossier: conductor
Teun Verbruggen: percussion
Bruno Meeus: percussion
Tsubasa Hori: Taiko percussion
Marcel Andriessen: percussion
Vlad Weverbergh: clarinet
Ann Eysermans: double bass
Tom Jackson: clarinet
Thomas Moore: trombone
Yutaka Oya: synth, piano
Maarten Buyl: electronics
Serge Verstockt: composer
vrijwilligers: musicians in the hall
Dominik Boiy: soundtechnician
Pauline Jocqué: production