Electro Baroque

with Julianna Barwick
Sun 20 Mar ’22 14:15 uur
Sun 20 Mar ’22
14:15 uur
  • Sun 20 Mar ’22
    14:15 uur
    Small Hall
    Past event

A special concert that draws the audience into the sound and transforms the musical immersion into an experience. By amplifying the ensemble in various ways and using space, the artistic-aesthetic and emotional added value of the music played live is impressively presented in what at first sight appears to be a traditional classical concert.

The programmatic starting point is the baroque music of the 17th and 18th centuries with its dense and polyphonic sound. This resonance-rich live music with historical instruments is put under the sonic microscope with various sound design settings. The ensemble sound is sensitively and effectively spatialised, compressed and distorted in real time with a multi-channel speaker system. These "sonic filters" follow the score, accentuate the instruments, zoom in on the valleys of sound and back up again to the spherical heights. The sound space becomes a player in the ensemble.

The baroque music is interrupted and supplemented by contemporary works that impressively exploit the sonic possibilities of the arrangement and create fascinating references to and contrasts with the baroque music. The dense programme culminates in Allen Ginsberg's impressive text Transcription of Organ Music, which resounds melodramatically from different corners of the hall to actual live organ arrangements by the ensemble. 


Joosten Elée, Yves Ytier (violin) 
Ildiko Ludwig (viola) 
Liam Byrne (viola da gamba) 
David Bergmüller (lute) 
Elina Albach (harpsichord) 
Philipp Lamprecht (drums) 
William Shelton (counter) 

Part of

This concert is part of a format called Felt: neo- classical re-invented. Felt is an oasis in your everyday busy-ness. Felt is tangible and up close, as an answer to hurry and hype, featuring unique artists performing in a special setting. Music that intensifies and slows down time. Venues can be Muziekgebouw, the open air, Van Abbemuseum, Catharinakerk or Piet Hein Eek’s.