New Project: Razende Stilstand (Raging Standstill)

 

This concert is not a typical recital, it is a mixture between music, visuals and dance. The theme of the concert is Japan, but the two pieces, written by the marvelous Dutch composers Jan van de Putte and Klaas de Vries, exhibit a completely different aspect. On one side there are the contemplative Haiku’s by Basho, describing every detail in nature during the four seasons. On the other side you find the life in the big cities such as Tokyo, where everything goes so fast it is difficult to keep up.┬áThis concert is about silences, but these silences create an opposite effect, sometimes meditative and peaceful, sometimes raging and uncomfortable…