Van Gogh in Me

by the Netherlands Chamber Choir
More Classical Highlights
Sat 24 Feb ’24 20:15 uur

Dutch Chamber Choir 

Peter Dijkstra, conductor 
 fuse*, audiovisuals 
Tido Visser, concept 

in cooperation with Van Gogh Museum & Belvédère Museum Vienna

Sat 24 Feb ’24
20:15 uur
  • Sat 24 Feb ’24
    20:15 uur
    Hertog Jan Hall

What effect does Van Gogh have on you? The Nederlands Kamerkoor presents an overwhelming audio-visual spectacle in which paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Gustav Klimt come to life in response to the fascinating music of Debussy, Mahler (Gustav and Alma!), Schoenberg and others. Specially developed algorhythms make Van Gogh's and Klimt's  painting techniques and use of colour respond live to the powerful sounds of the Nederlands Kamerkoor and to the emotional experiences of both singers and audience. The result: a breathtaking performance in which the boundaries between music, image, artist and audience disappear. Synesthesia of the highest order.

In Van Gogh and Me, the NKK guides the audience through the world of the fin de siècle of the 19th century. The world of Van Gogh, Klimt, Debussy, Satie and the others: an eventful era of new discoveries, global upheaval and rapid change. The audience tonight not only gets an impression of Europe's Zeitgeist  but also strongly experiences the similarities with today's Europe. In collaboration with the Italian audiovisual studio fuse*, the NKK developed a step back in time and a glimpse into the future.