De Beren Gieren meets Oerknal!
This December, De Beren Gieren are co writting music with Dutch new music collective Oerknal!
This ensemble is dedicated to performing the works of composers who are original, iconoclastic and alive! They believe that music is a visceral art which should be experienced in an intense, physical manner. They promote new music in the truest sense of the term.
Opting for the theme of juxtaposition (juxtaposition, n. - an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrastas opposed to fusion), they present two distinct, raw, and visceral musical styles side-by-side, creating a schizophrenic soundscape for the listener. The centerpiece of these concerts will be a new work created by Oerknal! and De Beren Gieren, performed by the two groups simultaneously. De Beren Gieren will perform two sets of original material; Oerknal! will present music by contemporary composers inspired - to a greater or lesser extent - by popular genres: John Zorn, Lewis Nielson and David Bird.
If you love jazz, modern music, or any kind of wildly unique experience, these concerts are most certainly for you!
12.12 @ State X New Forms festival /Paard van Troje, Den Haag (NL)
20.12 @ Bimhuis, Amsterdam (NL)
More info here: www.oerknal.org