Sunday, March 20, 2016

La Commedia, Barbican, more photos

 Photo © Mark Allan/BBC.

 Photo © Mark Allan/BBC.

  Photo © Mark Allan/BBC.
 Photo © Mark Allan/BBC.

 Photo © Mark Allan/BBC.

 Photo © Mark Allan/BBC.

 Photo © Mark Allan/BBC.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Immersion Reviews

The Guardian and The Telegraph about Immersion concerts.
Andrew Sauvageau in La Commedia, Barbican

Monday, February 15, 2016

Total Immersion on BBC 3

It is possible to listen concerts from Andriessen: Total Immersion on BBC 3.

Next Saturday on BBC 3  in Tom Service's "Here and Now" Louis Andriessen's La Commedia.

The UK premiere of Louis Andriessen's most recent music theatre work La Commedia, inspired by Dante's Divine Comedy. Presented by Tom Service in conversation with the composer.

Claron McFadden (soprano),
Cristina Zavalloni (voice),
Andrew Sauvageau (voice),
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Martyn Brabbins.

Cristina Zavalloni in La Commedia, Barbican, February 12

Back from Total Immersion

Monday, August 3, 2015

Workers Union Dance in Nijmegen

Dance performance based on music composed by Louis Andriessen

August 5, 6 and 8, Cultuurspinnerij De Vasim, Nijmegen

8.30 pm

Special offer: claim 15% off tickets by ordering through (discountcode NJO-Nijmegen)

 NJO Muziekzomer presents ‘Workers Union’, a music and dance performance created by Regina van Berkel named after ‘Workers Union’ by Louis Andriessen.

Last year, choreographer Van Berkel created ‘Music for a Summer Evening’ for the NJO Muziekzomer 2014. ‘Music for a Summer Evening’ was a very successful show brought on stage in Radio Kootwijk, a former broadcast station in a lovely part of the province of Gelderland in The Netherlands. 

This year, Regina van Berkel and stage designer Dietmar Janeck needed an industrial building for their new show. They chose an old factory in the city of Nijmegen: Cultuurspinnerij De Vasim, a remarkable building with an equally striking interior. Huge arches add to the unique atmosphere. The audience will move around the space during the performance.

Ten students from 4 European colleges will dance to several works by Andriessen -- including Workers Union, written ‘for any loud-sounding group of instruments’.


Tim Sabel - piano
Martin van Hees - guitar
Isa Goldschmeding - violin
Daan van Koppen - saxophone
Jennifer Heins - percussion

Students from:

Rotterdamse Dansacademie (Codarts) Rotterdam,
Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main,
Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz,
Ballettschule "Star Ballet", Mainz und Oppenheim

Free guided tours before each concert (7.30 pm) can be booked by sending an email to:  (subject ‘rondleiding De Vasim’).

Check for more information about the music festival NJO Muziekzomer:

Friday, October 3, 2014

Ask Andriessen on Twitter

Boosey and Hawkes hosts a Twitter Q&A with Louis Andriessen.
Questions were submitted until today, and ‘answer session’ is tomorrow (Saturday) morning here.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hoketus in Belgrade

Today Hoketus will be performed in a legendary Studio 6 of Radio Belgrade as part of the concert dedicated to (post)minimalist composers. Pieces of Michael Nyman, Steve Reich and Milos Raickovic will also be at the program. To follow the concert live at Radio Belgrade 3 go here.

The photograph above shows pan flutes made of plastic pipes by composer Jasna Velickovic in 2004 for the performance of Hoketus in Belgrade. The instruments have only Hoketus tones and will be used again at this concert.