6 - 10 September 2017 From classical crossover and minimal soundscapes to modern composition with (live) electronics. Gaudeamus Muziekweek presents the newest music by young music pioneers during the eponymous and highly renowned music festival in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Performers: Wilbert Bulsink & Jessica Sligter
It’s the third year in a row that we proudly present a genuine Gaudeamus Muziekweek programme at Le Guess Who? – a four day festival with high-caliber music that takes place each November in the heart of Utrecht. Music lovers and experts from all around the world have praised the festival programme for its uniqueness and daring vision:
“Le Guess Who? is (…) waving a proudly alternative, underground flag, but throwing themselves open to a whole city in what is a truly massive, all-corners-covered spectacle of high quality, defiantly excellent music.” (The London Economic)
This year we have curated the complete line-up for Friday night 20 November! An eclectic evening with/from/by/for young composers and young artists.
Wilbert Bulsink & Jessica Sligter
Composers Wilbert Bulsink and Jessica Sligter were approached by Gaudeamus Muziekweek to write a piece together. A match made in heaven between two well-rehearsed pop prodigies blessed with a habitual query to break musical conventions. Not only do they write music, they also prefer to perfom their music themselves.
In 2014, Sligter and Bulsink conspired to write a sonorous piece called Untitled #1. At this year’s Le Guess Who? festival, the duo will present follow up Untitled#2 (the mute). Sligter/Bulsink will be accompanied by two excellent Norwegian stringplayers Kari Rønnekleiv and Ole-Henrik Moe. Known as improvisation duo The Sheriffs of Nothingness the two also worked together with the band Motorpsycho.
Liima is the new brainchild of Efterklang-members Casper Clausen, Rasmus Stolberg and Mads Brauer in collaboration with Finnish percussionist Tatu Rönkkö. Resembling some of Efterklang’s earlier work, Liima now emphasizes on live improvisation. Funneled by Rönkkö’s creative impetus, the remaining Efterklang-members now relish keeping their music in the moment rather than meticulously composing it.
Scottish composer Anna Meredith was able to showcase her extraordinary talents to over 40 million people during the 2008 BBC Last Night Of The Proms. This instantly made Meredith a mainstay in British music culture and media. Thanks to this cooperation between Le Guess Who? and Gaudeamus Muziekweek, we’ll finally witness Meredith performing her majestic piece Nautilus and many others in the flesh.
Jerusalem In My Heart
Radwan Ghazi Moumneh aka Jerusalem In My Heart has become a vital cog in the machinery of Quebec’s flourishing fringe music scenes. He has worked his studio magic with the likes of Arcade Fire, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Suuns, Ought and Colin Stetson. His own musical output is impressive as well: on Jerusalem In My Heart’s fantastic debut he experiments with Syrian wedding music and opaque electronic sound collages.
For more info, timetable & tickets: www.leguesswho.com