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"celebrating two decades of new sonic creations"

The Big Loud Thing 2023-2024

After a successful launch last year our series of free pop-up concerts are back in Amare! Last year The Big Loud Thing focused on the 50th jubilee of Orkest de Volharding, this year it’s our turn as we hit 20 years of Ensemble Klang, with the performances all revolving around our own two decades of sonic creation.

Across those years we’ve had the enormous pleasure to have worked with some of our musical heroes, from Heiner Goebbels to Éliane Radigue, Louis Andriessen to Bang on a Can. Maverick, single-minded and inspirational figures, all of whom create works that conjure new and unexpected worlds. This year’s Big Loud Thing allows us to dig up some highlights, fan favourites, and forgotten gems.

For each edition, we’ve invited someone different to select favourite works from the last twenty years of projects!

The Big Loud Thing in concert

3 November, Amare | Neuringer, Johnson, Leach & Paxton
1 December 2023, Amare | excerpts from O Death – Oscar Bettison (Ensemble Academy of the KC, coached by Ensemble Klang)
2 December 2023, Amare | Coming Together – Frederic Rzewski
15 December 2023, Amare
9 February 2024, Amare

Read  more about the concerts and the curators here!

The Big Loud Thing concerts at Amare take place prior to events in the main hall and in the entrance foyer. Admission is free and it is not necessary to book a ticket.