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Holland Festival: Beyond the Score

Jun 2 2015

If there’s anything which epitomises Pierre Boulez, it must be his sense of adventure. This year the pioneer of abstraction, experiment and electronics in music will reach the age of ninety, an occasion which we celebrate with this musical and theatrical journey through his eventful life as a musician.

The sets for the show have been designed by Pierre Boulez’ close friend, the famous architect Frank Gehry, and created by Beyond the Score® Creative Director Gerard McBurney. Key passages from Boulez’ oeuvre, performed live by Asko|Schönberg and Slagwerk Den Haag, are seamlessly interconnected by narrated excerpts from letters and poems and dynamic, atmospheric projections of archival and new video footage of Boulez. It’s a great opportunity to discover the fascinating world of one of the greatest composers and conductors of our time.

A production by Chicago Symphony Orchestra



Excerpts from the following works by 
Pierre Boulez:
Dérive II
un page d’éphéméride
Dérive I
Improvisation sur Mallarmé
Notations V + XI 
…explosante-fixe… original 
Dialogue de l’ombre double 
Le marteau sans maitre III + VIII 
Structures livre I

slagwerk den haag
conductor Etienne Siebens
soprano Keren Motseri
alto Carina Vinke
piano Nikola Meeuwsen

actress Bracha van Doesburgh
set design Frank Gehry 


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Jun. 2 2015




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