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UWE LEIPE MASTDRAMNIS

At dusk an old shabby woman scraps around a massive pile of junk, in which she has gathered all her possessions and memories. She lights a candle, is confused, and mumbles. She endlessly arranges and rearranges her rubbish. Gradually, from under all her junk a...

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NAPZAK

Nine concerts on a lazy Sunday afternoon in splendid Splendor. We want to surprise ourselves with adventerurous repertoire and instrumentation. Why? Maybe because we are celebrating our 10th Anniversary this year. Maybe just for fun. It's all about the joy of music. Sometimes with the...

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Seeing Giacometti

Seeing Giacometti is a concert dance, inspired on the work of painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti. Composer Elmer Schönberger and choreografer Beppie Blankert, both big admirors of the work of Giacometti, produced with two dancers and five musicians of Nieuw Amsterdams Peil Gezien Giacometti, a concert...

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Die Verlonenen (The Lost)

The Lost is a B&W film 7 channel installation with a plot told through the eyes of a young English writer, Christopher, who comes to Berlin and moves into a cabaret where an eccentric old man adopts young performers, dancers, artists and musicians to live...

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Russian Program

Soprana Katrien Barts sings the deeply moving Kaddish of Alexander Raskatov in which a folk melody transforms into a fiercely groaning prayer. She sings seven romances of Shostakovitch - deep, personal contemplations about love, friendship and the power of art, but also about impending disaster...

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Narcissus

NARCISSUS: PLAY FOR MUSIC + SCENT, a musical drama by composer Calliope Tsoupaki for scent and 6 musicians. Music and scent are blended as a whole, influencing each other during the creative process and during the concert. Calliope-e1390381565885The Greek/Dutch composer Calliope Tsoupaki wrote illusionary music that...

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Conversations with my mother

Conversations with my Mother highlights the dysfunctional relationship between mother and son. It often proves impossible to say to your mother what you had intended. The three mothers in the music theater production communicate through listening, singing, crying and complaining. The son talks, stammers, yells...

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Aan barrels

At first it may seem fairly absurd to take a street organ and put it on the concert podium, but on second thought, it’s really not that strange. Given the possibilities, it can be seen as a mechanical synthesizer. Composers Reza Namavar and Janco Verduin...

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Anaïs Nin

Anaïs Nin is a ‘monodrama', a musical stage play for one voice (Cristina Zavalloni), an ensemble of eight musicians (unconducted) on stage, and projected film fragments. The voice, Anaïs Nin, sings of her love affair with her father, the composer and pianist Joaquín Nin, whom...

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UrWald

UrWald is a feature length music theatre work for ensemble, actor and film images, by composer and director Arnoud Noordegraaf and writer Adrian Hornsby. UrWald is commissioned by the Dutch ensemble New Amsterdams Peil. A fast‐aced  and virtuoso musical and filmic narrative leads us from...

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La fuga del tempo

La fuga del tempo, based upon The Tartar Steppe (Il deserto dei Tartari) by the Italian novelist Dino Buzzati,is a song about a soldier’s life that goes by without ever really having started. The piece, composed by Elmer Schönberger, had its first series of semi-staged...

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The Reclining Woman

The Reclining Woman is an ode to Woman, inspired by the sculptures of Henry Moore. The life of Woman and her characteristics – physicality, sexuality, and motherhood – are storied in this performance. Composer Astrid Kruisselbrink was struck by the dignity of Moore’s female figures....