Nieuw ensemble debuteert met geïmproviseerd concert


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Five top Dutch musicians get together for a special collaboration, featuring the famous bassoon player and Save the Bassoon standard bearer Bram van Sambeek. The young quintet make their festival debut, performing a concert of improvisations on a selection of ‘backbones’, very basic compositions which fit on a single A4 page. The pieces are written by the musicians themselves and by guest composers who like to cross musical boundaries. They include jazz pianist Nik Bärtsch, indie classical composer Judd Greenstein and pop musicians Greg Saunier (Deerhoof) and Shara Nova (previously Worden) (My Brightest Diamond). It promises to be an exciting evening of extremes, ranging from electronic explosions to delicate chamber music, with a starring role for the bassoon.