Professor Bad Trip


Performed by Ensemble Klang XL, conducted by Christian Karlsen.

“An impressive aural assault”, award-winning Ensemble Klang bring an undisputed masterpiece of the 21st century for a first ever complete performance in the Netherlands. In the LA Times’ review: “Professor Bad Trip is Fausto Romitelli’s most ecstatic plunge into psychedelia and spectralism. The Doors meet – and unapologetically drown out – Pierre Boulez.”

In this spectacular new production conductor Christian Karlsen and Hague-based Ensemble Klang combine with a number of other top musicians and light-artist Meeus van Dis to create a multi-sensory hallucinogenic LSD-like experience.


  • De Doelen, Rotterdam, Rotterdam (Feb 24 2017)
  • November Music Festival (Verkadefabriek), Den Bosch (Nov 10 2016)


“Fantastically extreme”, “trippy, explosive, sleazy, intellectual music of the future, and also fun to listen to.”

“A brilliant interpretation”

Eindhovens dagblad
Professor Bad Trip - Fausto Romitelli, at Festival Dag in de Branding, Theater aan het Spui, The Hague - Photo Rob Hogeslag