Maison the Faux

had the honor of writing a piece and performing it in the Maison the Faux show at Amsterdam Fashion Week. i quoted sj fowler and somewhere over the rainbow

(images Team Peter Stigter)

there’s no place like maison …

garment developement Marloes Dadswell / styling Pascal Joel Weber / show choreography Joanne Schouten / movement choreography Tatiana Mateeva / sound design Star Studded Studios / live music Diamanda Dramm / light design JUR / production design Studio Met Met / Show visuals Willem Stapel / Furniture and bedding MADE / make-up MAC / hair Wella PRO and Sebmanofficial 

rewatch the live stream here 

 

Deense Detective

Had a great time in January and February making the Deense Detective (Danish Detective) – a thriller radio play in 15 episodes that we performed live in 4 parts at Theater Kikker, Utrecht. Produced by Rosa Ensemble, featuring.. Florian de Backere : script, voices, foley / Floris van Bergeijk : compositions, voices, keys, foley / Daniel Cross : voices, percussion, foley / Diamanda Dramm : voices, violin, foley / Koen Kaptijn : voices, trombone, foley / Peter Jessen : voices, double bass, foley / Sebastiaan Pos : sound engineering

all episodes now available as podcasts at VPRO here

 

 

 

Oslo, RAM & Birmingham

had a great time teaching in the last few weeks //

spent three days at the Norwegian Academy of Music coaching chamber music and hanging out with Terje Moe Hansen‘s violin class. we talked and played and talked and played, covering the Violin Spaces as well as other contemporary violin repertoire and delving into surrounding topics as well. such a joy to have time for real exchange.

had an afternoon workshop and evening concert at Royal Academy of Music in London together with Garth, he coached the viola’s on Viola Spaces, and I took the violins. then we had an all-Spaces concert, playing them in various constellations. the next day we went to Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and did more or less the same thing. following that we stayed for a day to teach private lessons. a pleasure to tag team with Garth, complementing each other in these masterclass situations. exciting to enter a new phase in such a long standing collaboration.

with the RAM violins

Ankara

Had a wonderful week in Ankara visiting Bilkent University.
Packed it in : recorded Onur Türkmen’s solo cycle Songs from a Circle, taught a seminar for the composer’s department and recorded student pieces, taught the lovely the Bilkent violin students, and played a concert in the Klassik Keyiflir series at Müze Evliyagil. The concert was all Knox – Garth and I switched off playing solo’s and duo’s, then we played Garth’s quartet and sextet with Bilkent faculty members and students.