Try-out “Ven Salta”, Wednesday 24th May at 20:00
Wednesday 24 May 2017
In Ven Salta seven contemporary female poets from Lebanon, Syria, Spain and Greece gave inspiration to a new series of 11 pieces for female voice and small ensemble. Besides the differences in religion, language and tradition, the Mediterranean area is a very alive and dynamic region with many cultural similarities. These are strongly represented in the works of all these female poets. In Ven Salta we work with these similarities and differences musically by contrasting and blending them into a very colorful canvas of music.
Ven Salta will be central in the Opening Night of the 48th Poetry International Rotterdam in Stadsschouwburg Rotterdam on the 30th of May. Official premier: 4th June, Ro-Theater Rotterdam
Poems by Hanadi Zarka (Syria), Marga Blanco Samos (Spain), Hanane Aad (Lebanon/Austria), Agni Fournaraki (Greece/NL), Kiki Dimoula (Greece), Mellisanthi (Greece,1910-1991), Maria Polydouri (Greece,1902-1930).
Composition Aspasia Nasopoulou (Greece / Netherlands)
Itzel Medecigo (Mexico/the Netherlands), mezzo soprano
Kristjan Martinsson (Iceland/the Netherlands) piano, flute, accordion
Mehmet Polat (Turkey/the Netherlands) ud
Marijn Korff de Gidts (the Netherlands) percussion/drums
Tickets: 8 euros include coffee and pie
Arrival time: 19:30
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Monday 20 Feb 2017
Aspasia Nasopoulou invited the Latvian composer Anna Veismane for a composer’s treat. She will stay at Buitenwerkplaats from February 19 until February 25. Anna is a prolific and curious composer, who is active in Latvia as well as around Europe. She is involved in educational projects for young people, inspiring and promoting also young composers.
For this retreat Anna Veismane will collaborate with the Dutch harp player and singer Ekatarina Levental, composing a new piece for her! Ther will be a final gathering around this programm Saturday evening 25 February, in Amsterdam, please let us know when you want to join! read more
concert Arifa Trio
Friday 28 Oct 2016
Arifa Trio recorded a beautiful video "the Dream Keeper " at Buitenwerkplaats this spring. The Arifa Trio will perform at this exact same location on Friday 28 October, so you can come and see them live! read more
Monday 10 Oct 2016
Organic Cities is a quest to translate urban impressions into a musical composition in natural environment. At Buitenwerkplaats the score is produced and some of the (live) soundscape are developed by playing improvisations on an installation of instruments and recording them. This installation of instruments consists of small percussion instruments like timpani, xylophone, Thai call, cowbell, cajon, basins - stringed instruments such as double bass, electric and acoustic guitars, electric bass, bouzouki - electronic tools such as sampler, synthesizer - vocals.
Keep posted on her residency at Buitenwerkplaats at Maartje Teussink's blog
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Thursday 1 Sep 2016
Aspasia Nasopoulou is a Greek composer living in Amsterdam since 2002. She is working on new musical pieces at Buitenwerkplaats quite regularly. In this quiet and remote environment it is easier for her to concentrate on the work, so composing in this setting is sometimes easier and faster then in her own studio. read more