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Freedom o(r) Speech

Resounding commitment in Andriessen and Kagel

chamber music
music theatre
Fri 04 Nov 2016 20.00
introduction by Maarten Beirens 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.55

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

The political power of music, with a new text by Dimitri Verhulst, performed by Jan Decleir

Merkel is a fan of Wagner, Obama listens to Bob Dylan and Putin loves folk. Can music make politicians see the error of their ways? In his minimalist cantata De Staat, Louis Andriessen uses energetic rhythms and insistent chords to raise a fist against totalitarianism. In Der Tribun, Mauricio Kagel makes a mockery of populism with oompah-pah brass and merry marching music. I Solisti del Vento set these political analyses alongside a piece by David Fennessy. A new text by Dimitri Verhulst – featuring Jan Decleir as a contemporary demagogue – celebrates the dawn of a new political era: 'The future beckons, the sky clears and even the roses turn blue. Tomorrow. Tomorrow belongs to me and you.’

performers

I Solisti del Vento: ensemble
Red Note Ensemble: ensemble
Song Circus: vocal ensemble
Etienne Siebens: conductor
Jan Decleir: actor
Dimitri Verhulst: text (Der Tribun)

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I Solisti del Vento: ensemble
Red Note Ensemble: ensemble
Song Circus: vocal ensemble
Etienne Siebens: conduct...

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Fri 04 Nov 2016 20.00
introduction by Maarten Beirens 19.15
start 20.00
expected end time 21.55

Under 26? Enjoy 50% discount!

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