Musical Utopias | Trance Night
The climax of Musical Utopias, Trance Night, brings a jam-packed festival evening of brand new dance, award-winning fado, maximal-minimalism, dreamy pop, head-banging rock, and metropolis-inspired electronica.
Ensemble Klang perform Michael Gordon’s Trance
An ensemble of 22 musicians, featuring keyboards, electric guitars, percussion, saxophones, trumpets and trombones, perform Michael Gordon’s modern-day classic Trance. Imagine young Philip Glass meets Jimi Hendrix (according to one online reviewer) and be transported by the dance of overlapping rhythms and ecstatic harmony.
Astrid Boons brings a preview of her brand new dance work Fields in which dancers fuse with their surroundings. In this sensory performance, the dancers lose themselves as bodies, space and time seem to become transparent.
A Portuguese Soundtrack of Untold Stories
Winner of the Gouden Notekraker 2018 fado singer Magda Mendes combines with duo Attema Haring for a set of songs that parallel the landscape of central Portugal with our modern day mobility and migration.
Speak Cities – Matthew Wright & Keir Neuringer
Matthew Wright and Keir Neuringer make heavenly music from the chatter, clutter and noise of the city.
Critically-acclaimed duo Knalpot are a long-time Ensemble Klang favourite, and some-time artistic collaborator. Celebrating the launch of their latest album ‘dierendag’ they bring their electrifying live set of ‘ultrarock’ that embraces electro, dub, ambient and jazz.