Maarten van Rossem, photographer: Tessa Posthuma d

Scherpdenkers Amerika

With Dutch spoken introduction

DAVID LANG
Cheating, lying, stealing
My very empty mouth
STEVEN MACKEY
Micro-Concerto
NED ROREM
Spring Music
BRYCE DESSNER
New work (for solo percussion, winner Tromp Concours 2014)

ASKO|SCHÖNBERG
STORIONI TRIO
conductor Etienne Siebens
percussion Dominique Vleeshouwers - winner Tromp Concours 2014

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Thursday, 22 January 2015
20:14 hours
Scherpdenkers
Amsterdam
Concertgebouw, Kleine Zaal
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
20:15 hours
Scherpdenkers
Eindhoven
Muziekgebouw Frits Philips Eindhoven
Friday, 6 February 2015
20:00 hours
Scherpdenkers
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The programme opens with an introduction given by Maarten van Rossem, a historian specialised in the United States.
Asko|Schönberg will perform contemporary American works.

In the ironic, playful work Cheating, lying, stealing David Lang investigates his worst traits, ‘since composers are always trying to show how noble they are.’ The eventual winner of the 2014 Tromp International Percussion Competition will pull out all the stops in Mackey’s Micro-Concerto. This work was inspired by his fascination with the one-man-band mentality of percussionists. Drums and kitchen utensils are contrasted with a more 'regular' quintet. The Storioni Trio will perform Ned Rorem’s Spring Music.
The historian Maarten van Rossem is the foremost Dutch interpreter of American culture. Whether making a road movie or commenting on current political developments, Van Rossem sheds light on the country of unlimited opportunities. This evening praiseworthy and less admirable characteristics of the United States will be highlighted within the framework of the best contemporary American music.
Scherpdenkers is a joint initiative of the Muziekgebouw Eindhoven and the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, please visit www.scherpdenkers.nl

David Lang: Cheating, lying, stealing

Listen to David Lang's Cheating, lying, stealing.

Steven Mackey: Micro-Concerto

Listen to Steven Mackey's Micro-Concerto. This piece will be performed by the winner of the Tromp International Percussion Competition 2014. 

Storioni Trio

The Storioni Trio organises an annual festival.

Listen here to the Storioni Trio, performing Beethoven's trio, opus 1, part 3 menuetto, during the television programme Vrije Geluiden. During the upcoming concert, they will perform Ned Rorem's Spring music.