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Verborgen Tuinen

Kaija Saariaho
[strings] + [drums] + Griet De Geyter

Kaija Saariaho made no secret of how important dreams and poetry are to her musical imagination. In Nymphéa (jardin secret III), she explores the dark depths hidden beneath lovely water lilies with impressive electronics. “Glassy is the day,” she quotes Russian poet Arseni Tarkovsky, “but there must be more.” There is also a poem behind Trois rivières, which she weaves through the percussion. And then there is Lonh (‘far away’ in Provençal), after a medieval love story. The concert Verborgen Tuinen (Hidden Gardens) is an enchanting ode to this recently deceased composer.

Eric Sleichim: artistic direction

BL!NDMAN [drums]
Hannes Nieuwlaet: percussion
Yves Goemaere: percussion
Ward De Ketelaere: percussion
Gideon Van Canneyt: percussion

BL!NDMAN [strings]
Stefanie Van Backlé: violin
Femke Verstappen: violin
Monica Goicea: viola
Suzanne Vermeyen: cello

Griet De Geyter: voice

Programme

Kaija Saariaho:
Terra memoria
Nymphéa
Lohn
Trois rivières

Agenda

2023
07 Dec
de Bijloke
Gent (BE)