today’s music by today’s artists ’s-Hertogenbosch 5 through 9 november 2014

Kronos Quartet | The Bad Plus ft. Anton Goudsmit | Amsterdam Sinfonietta & Sofia Goebaidoelina | Anouar Brahem Quartet | Jörg Widmann | ZAPP4 ft. Marc Ribot | Saskia Lankhoorn & Kate Moore | Rozalie Hirs | Micha Hamel | Colin Stetson | philharmonie zuidnederland ft. Valgeir Sigurdsson | Rosa Ensemble ft. Eefje de Visser | Arditti Quartet | Wu Wei | Simon Steen-Andersen | Tigran Hamasyan | Slagwerk Den Haag ‘Steve Reichs’ Drumming’ and many others…

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Preface November Music 2014

Contents

There is something for everyone at November Music 2014. Those who love string quartets can feast on Kronos, Arditti, Brodsky, Bozzini, Ragazze, DoelenKwartet, and Zapp4. These ensembles often feature in extraordinary programmes or as part of special combinations. Slagwerk Den Haag is our ensemble in residence. Every day it will be possible to admire its diversity and talents. This year will see the second edition of Colours of Improvisation with an exciting triptych of international and Dutch jazz highlights. It promises to be as thrilling as the first. Naturally, we are very proud to present the 83-year old Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina. She will attend the Dutch premiere of her latest work. Oud player Anouar Brahem, who rarely visits the Netherlands, will also be at November Music 2014. In addition, the South Netherlands Philharmonic plays four premieres. Not to mention the Kunstmuziekroute (art music trail) and the Premiere Day. The programme is full to overflowing. Come to the hospitable city of ’s-Hertogenbosch in November and take your pick from the varied offerings. Memorable musical experiences are guaranteed!

Concert schedule

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Wednesday’s Concerts

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Thursday’s Concerts

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Friday’s Concerts

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Saturday’s Concerts

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Sunday’s Concerts:

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Sunday’s Concerts: Other

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Installation expedition: Wed through Sat

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Installations: Wed through Sun

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Map and locations

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Practical information

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Subsidizers and partners

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Bert Palinckx and Theo van Dooremalen​

Staff

Board

Heleen Moors festival manager Koen Graat communication | jazz programming Bernard Jussen technical coordination

Lucas Vis chairman Aleida Hamel secretary Gerton Heyne treasurer Ans Buys members Edo Dijksterhuis members

Photo credits a.o. Przemek Wozny | Krijn van Noordwijk | Louis Haagman | Alex de Groot | Danijel Mihajlovic | Elisabeth Melchior | Michel Meeuwissen | Smantha West | Myungrae Park | Reinard Haex | Marco Borggreve | Jay Blakesberg | Emelie Schafer | Sarah Wijzenbeek | Maarten Mooijman

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Installatie Expeditie - Kruithuis

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Installatie Expeditie - Willem II Fabriek

Willem II Fabriek

Half the Horizon (Jorrit Tamminga / De Nooijers)

Verkadefabriek Kleine Zaal

Anouar Brahem Quartet

Verkadefabriek Grote Zaal

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Installatie Expeditie - Kruithuis

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Installatie Expeditie - Willem II Fabriek

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Synaethesia Suite (Kate Moore, page 37)

Willem II Fabriek Benedenruimte

philharmonie zuidnederland (Valgeir Sigurdsson a.o.)

Verkadefabriek Grote Zaal

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Installatie Expeditie - Kruithuis

Kruithuis

Installatie Expeditie - Willem II Fabriek

Willem II Fabriek

Ragazze Kwartet & Jörg Widmann

De Toonzaal

Franz von Chossy Quintet ft. Wu Wei

Verkadefabriek Clubzaal

The Rite of Spring (The Bad Plus)

Verkadefabriek Grote Zaal

Buenos Aires (Simon Steen-Andersen)

Verkadefabriek KleineZaal

Plug (SchnAAk a.o.)

Kruithuis (1 AM )

Steve Reich’s Drumming (Slagwerk Den Haag)

Verkadefabriek Grote Zaal *Every day it’s possible to visit several (sound)installations. More information on page 36 & 37.

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Arditi Quartet (John Zorn, James Dillon a.o.)

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Delirium Still (David Dramm, Big House)

Verkadefabriek Matzer

Installatie Expeditie - Kruithuis

Kruithuis

Installatie Expeditie - Willem II Fabriek

Willem II Fabriek

Susie, tell me a story! (Susanna Borsch)

Pand 18

Nous Deux (DoelenKwartet, Micha Hamel)

Noordbrabants Museum Statenzaal

The End of Desire (Ties Mellema, Ian Wilson)

De Muzerije Pleitzaal

Marc Ribot Trio

W2 Poppodium

Brodsky Quartet (Robin de Raaff a.o.)

Noordbrabants Museum Statenzaal

HEX (Dyane Donck)

Bank van Leening

Aan Barrels (NAP, Reza Namavar a.o.)

De Muzerije Atrium

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Soselo in Siberia (Rosa Ensemble ft. Eefje de Visser)

Verkadefabriek Kleine Zaal

Luther (Cappella Amsterdam, Boudewijn Tarenskeen)

Grote Kerk

Bozzini Quartet (Rozalie Hirs a.o.)

De Toonzaal

Colours of Improvisation (The Bad Plus, Tigran, Marc Ribot a.o.)

Verkadefabriek Grote Zaal

Words & Beyond II (Seung-Ah Oh, Slagwerk Den Haag)

Theater aan de Parade Pleinzaal

Dances & Canons (Kate Moore, Saskia Lankhoorn)

Verkadefabriek Clubzaal

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woensdag 5Sunday Programme november 9 november 19

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Amsterdam Sinfonietta (Sofia Goebaidoelina, Dimitri Shostakovich)

Verkadefabriek Grote Zaal

Kronos Quartet ft. Nora Fischer

Verkadefabriek Grote Zaal

Sunday 9 november songs route

old & new route

eastern route

sax route

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Sun*Sun*Sun orkestra ft. Roosbeef

Azijnfabriek

Rosa Ensemble ft. Eefje de Visser

Verkadefabriek Kleine Zaal

Bram Stadhouders Trio

ZuiderZinkerk

Mijke Sekhuis / Micha Hamel

Stadsbibliotheek

Susie, tell me... (Susanna Borsch)

Pand 18

Nordic Affect

De Muzerije Pleitzaal

Vincent van Amsterdam

Museum Slager

Michiel Stekelenburg trio

De Muzerije Hofzaal

Mark Feldman / Sylvie Courvoisier

De Toonzaal

Wu Wei

Kapel Reinier van Arkel

Colin Stetson

Kapel Reinier van Arkel

Joris Roelofs / Mats Eilertsen

Noordbrabants Museum Statenzaal

Evan Parker / Sten Sandell

MC De Toonzaal

HEX (Dyane Donck)

Bank van Leening

Peter Schats’ ‘To You’ (fc Jongbloed)

Grote Kerk

Batdetection (Marc Alberto a.o.)

SM’s

Kruithuis Collectief

Kruithuis

Bone China (Kate Moore)

Willem II Benedenruimte

H20 (Dyane Donck)

Kroonluchters Gallery

Jochem van Tol

Willem II Benedenruimte

Ronald van der Meijs

Willem II Bovenruimte

Hammer Music (Ralph van Raat)

Verkadefabriek Matzer

Lunatree & guests

Verkadefabriek Clubzaal

Club Guy & Roni / Kytopia

W2 Poppodium

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woensdag 5 5november wednesday november

opening concert wednesday 5 novemberr

Installation expedition Kruithuis & Willem II Fabriek Sound artist and inspired storyteller Horst Rickels takes you around the historic rooms of the Kruithuis and Willem II Factory for a reconnaissance of unique sound sculptures created by various artists. Paper instruments, the sounds produced by a smouldering cigar, musical art works; expedition leader Horst Rickels is your guide in a fascinating landscape of sound installations. *The expedition also takes places on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. See page 35 for more information. Departs from: Kruithuis / 5 – 7 PM (€ 8 / € 5) Willem II Fabriek / 6.30 – 7.30 PM (€ 8 / € 5)

Jorrit Tamminga / Paul and Menno de Nooijer Half the Horizon

Anouar Brahem Quartet The Astounding Eyes of Rita new world music / jazz

visual music / composed / electronics

A poetic sound voyage that encompasses birth as well as death. Visual artists Paul and Menno de Nooijer have created an intimate performance on the subject of pain and the miracle of life. Accompanied by composer Jorrit Tamminga, recorder player Erik Bosgraaf, and guitarist Izhar Elias, the duo courageously plumbs the depths. Verkadefabriek Kleine Zaal / 8 – 9 PM (€ 15 / € 12)

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‘Albums as perfect as this appear rarely’, wrote The Independent about Anouar Brahem’s The Astounding Eyes of Rita. The Tunisian oud player’s improvisations are exhilarating. Modern world music that brings inner peace and demonstrates masterly control of the instrument. Brahem fuses jazz, folk, and ethnical sources into a precious amalgam. With Khaled Yassine (darbouka, bendir), Björn Meyer (bass), and Klaus Gesing (bass clarinet). Verkadefabriek Grote Zaal / 8.30 – 9.45 PM (€ 25 / € 22)

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woensdag 65 november thursday november

friday 7 november

Ragazze Kwartet & Jörg Widmann Jörg Widmann / Wolfgang Rihm composed

philharmonie zuidnederland ft. Valgeir Sigurdsson & Stian Westerhus led by Bas Wiegers Rozalie Hirs / Stian Westerhus / Kate Moore / Valgeir Sigurdsson composed / soundscapes / electronics

An evening of orchestral crossovers. The South Netherlands Philharmonic pulls out all the stops as it presents new compositions. There are special guest appearances by Norwegian guitarist Stian Westerhus and the Icelandic electronics master, Valgeir Sigurosson. Among others, Sigurosson worked with Brian Eno, Feist, and Björk. He uses dark (water) colours to paint No Nights Dark Enough. Stian Westerhus – formerly Nils Petter Molvear’s guitarist – features prominently in The Redundance 40, his composition for orchestra and guitar. Tonight’s Dutch contribution is significant. Rozalie Hirs and Kate Moore – ‘composers in focus’ at November Music 2014 – have updated their respective pieces Roseherte and Days and Nature. Verkadefabriek Grote Zaal / 8 – 10.30 PM (€ 18 / € 15)

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At a previous edition of November Music, the German composer/clarinettist Jörg Widmann met the Dutch Ragazze Quartet. He was smitten straight away. The Ragazze perform Widmann’s fiendishly difficult yet scintillating Jagd Quartett. It’s an invigorating piece of music that incorporates Beethoven’s famous opening measures of the Seventh Symphony. Together, the five musicians will play the emotional roller coaster Vier Studien zu einem Klarinettenquintett composed by Widmann’s influential teacher, Wolfgang Rihm. De Toonzaal / 7 – 8 PM (€ 13 / € 10)

Simon Steen-Andersen / Neue Vocalsolisten / Asamisimasa Buenos Aires visual music / music theatre / composed

A wondrous musical showcase brimming with dramatic absurdities and compositional finds. Danish composer Simon Steen-Andersen’s music theatre throws reality out of kilter as the listeners are wrong-footed, time and again. Live video images play a key part in this chamber opera (without vocals). Ephemeral, surrealistic, and unforgettable.

Verkadefabriek Kleine Zaal / 9 – 10.15 PM (€ 15 / € 12)

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woensdag friday 7 november 5 november

Franz von Chossy Quintet ft. Wu Wei

friday 7 november

Slagwerk Den Haag Steve Reich’s Drumming minimal music / contemporary classic

jazz / new world music

Pianist Franz von Chossy combines jazz with chamber music and contemporary world music. ‘Hauntingly beautiful,’ is how AllaboutJazz described his music. The quintet features violinist Jeffrey Bruinsma, cellist Jörg Brinkmann, clarinettist Alex Simu, and drummer Yonga Sun. Add to this the world-renowned Wu Wei who plays the sheng, a traditional Chinese mouth organ. A concert that promises to be beautiful and cosmopolitan. Verkadefabriek Clubzaal / 7.15 PM – 8.15 PM (€ 11 / € 8)

Daredevil rhythms and compelling pulses fill the room. Tonight’s great minimal classic Drumming allowed Steve Reich to leave his musical mark for all times. An astounding work in four sections. The instruments include eight bongo drums, three marimbas, and three glockenspiels to which Reich added subtle vocal lines. The musical patterns merge and fan out almost imperceptibly, resulting in a hypnotic sound tapestry. Verkadefabriek Grote Zaal / 10 – 11 PM (€ 15 / € 12)

Plug SchnAAK / Xavier van Wersch / Jochem van Tol / Robert Pravda / Ibelisse Guardia / Mirko Lazovic / Daan Johan / Neon & Landa / Miss Milivolt

The Bad Plus The Rite of Spring

jazz / impro / contemporary classic

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American jazz trio The Bad Plus has astounded the audience as well as the critics with a unique version of Le Sacre du Printemps. At November Music, it can be heard live in The Netherlands for the very first time. Prominent jazz magazine Downbeat awarded the eponymous album no fewer than five stars. ‘It’s about as badass as highbrow gets,’ exclaimed Rolling Stone. Although it is possible to descry elements of Stravinsky’s original work, The Bad Plus ‘owns’ the explosive material in an unprecedented manner. Infernal rhythms, gripping melodies, brilliant instrumental inventions, and magical abdominal harmonies. *Tomorrow, 8 November, Dutch guitarist Anton Goudsmit joins The Bad Plus on stage

An evening of inventive installations and innovative music; Plug is as versatile as they come. It mixes experimental music, rock, dance, broken buckets, improvisation, and bouncing washing machines as musicians, artists, and DJs engage in intense interaction. Expect an eclectic and exciting programme. *Plug is collaboration between FAQ Festival and November Music, initiated by Horst Rickels

Verkadefabriek Grote Zaal / 8.45 – 9.30 PM (€ 15 / € 12)

Kruithuis / 9 PM – 1 AM (€ 11 / € 8)

performance / electronics

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afternoon of premieres saturday 8 november

afternoon of premieres saturday 8 november

Arditti Quartet & Sarah Sun John Zorn / James Dillon / Georg Friedrich Haas

David Dramm / Big House Delirium Still

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For 40 years, the Arditti Quartet has championed the contemporary string quartet repertoire. In collaboration with soprano Sarah Sun, Irvine Arditti and his men perform Pandora’s Box, composed by New York all-rounder John Zorn. ‘…Zorn may be a jack-of-all-trades but this intriguing work shows that he should be taken seriously as a composer,’ exulted Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant. The programme features work by Georg Friedrich Haas as well as the premiere of a piece by eccentric Scotsman James Dillon, who manages to mine pure gold from intricately complex sound textures. De Toonzaal / 12.30 – 1.30 PM (€ 15 / € 12)

composed / music theatre

A roaring hurricane of sound! The Dutch-American composer David Dramm has created a spectacular piece for accordion quartet plus 396 accordions on tape. Delirium Still is a tour de force. It was composed for the new accordion quartet Big House, consisting of Marieke Grotenhuis, Renée Bekkers, Pieternel Berkers, and Ellen Zijm. Verkadefabriek Matzer / 12.30 – 1.30 PM (€ 11 / € 8)

Ties Mellema / Ian Wilson / Jos van Kan The End of Desire

visual music / composed / music theatre

Susanna Borsch / David Dramm Susie, tell me a story! composed / music theatre / electronics

The recorder virtuoso and globetrotting troubadour ‘Susie’, aka Susanna Borsch, tells her own story through seven brand-new compositions written specifically for her. Each piece is an independent part of an adventurous odyssey. She was accompanied on this journey by the composers David Dramm, Felipe Waller, Oscar Bettison, Kate Moore, Michiel Mensingh, Guus Janssen, and Akiko Ushijima. Pand 18 / 2 – 3 PM (€ 11 / € 8)

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A musical theatre performance about setbacks and resilience, based on a key event in Ties Mellema’s personal life. Some years ago, he lost the ability to play the saxophone with two hands, due to an accident. Since then he has rebuilt his strength and abilities. Mellema portrays his experiences with candour and unfailing musicality in The End of Desire, composed by Ian Wilson and directed by Jos van Kan. De Muzerije Pleitzaal / 2 – 3 PM & 5 – 6 PM (€ 11 / € 8)

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afternoon of premieres saturday 8 november

afternoon of premieres saturday 8 november Dyane Donck / Slagwerk Den Haag / Els Mondelaers HEX visual music / composed

DoelenKwartet ft. Renate Arends & Micha Hamel Nous Deux

A female trinity: virgin, mother, and witch. Ethereal beauty as well as enigmatic allure. Dyane Donck’s Hex is a multimedia experience for three percussionists and the passionate mezzo-soprano Els Mondelaers (Silbersee). Bank van Leening / 3.30 – 4.15 PM (€ 11 / € 8)

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Composer/poet Micha Hamel has multiple talents. His song cycle Nous Deux gracefully combines poetry, music, and the human voice. Hamel asked composer Aspasia Nasopoulou to set some of his poems to music. In turn, he himself used the work of French surrealist poet Paul Éluard as a source of inspiration. Noordbrabants Museum Statenzaal / 2 – 3 PM (€ 11 / € 8)

Brodsky Quartet Robin de Raaff / Gesualdo / Dimitri Sjostakovitsj

Nieuw Amsterdams Peil Aan Barrels

Both Elvis Costello and Björk asked it to lend a musical hand. This is no great surprise as the British Brodsky Quartet excels in versatility and aims for perfection. The close-knit ensemble has been performing with style and panache for over 40 years. At November Music, it plays the world premiere of a quartet by Robin de Raaff. Plus Dmitri Sjostakovitsj’s String quartet No. 5 and work by Gesualdo.

Nieuw Amsterdams Peil throws in its lot with a street organ! The young Dutch composer Reza Namavar has a mature command of technique and a slightly absurdist sense of humour. Together with composer Janco Verduin, he explores the possibilities of the barrel organ when played in combination with live musicians. In addition, a premiere of a work by Arthur van der Kuip, who won his spurs as dance company T.r.a.s.h’s house composer.

Noordbrabants Museum Statenzaal / 3.30 – 4.30 PM (€ 11 / € 8)

De Muzerije Atrium / 3.30 – 4.30 PM (€ 11 / € 8)

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saturday 8 november

Marc Ribot Trio jazz / impro / rock

Marc Ribot is a top class musician. Big names such as Tom Waits, John Zorn, and Elvis Costello have requested his guitar services. Meanwhile, the trio resembles a high-level summit between three generations of improvisers. Elder statesman is legendary bassist Henry Grimes, who has played with Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins. Drummer Chad Taylor is equally at home in the world of jazz as in the realm of post-rock. De Volkskrant wrote this about their recently released live album: ‘An ode to the past but without nostalgia. Musicianship that goes all out ****’. *Tonight, Marc Ribot joins string quartet ZAPP4 on stage

Boudewijn Tarenskeen / Cappella Amsterdam / Paul Koek Luther music theatre / modern vocal music

W2 Poppodium / 3 – 4 PM (€ 13 / € 10)

Wegen en Water, a dance suite in seven movements, is composed by Rozalie Hirs who used 200 electronic sounds in quadraphonic projections that surround the audience. In addition, the Canadian Bozzini Quartet plays Marc Sabat’s Euler Lattice Spirals Scenery, in praise of the composers Claude Vivier and Ben Johnston. Lastly, a premiere of a work by the Belgian composer Frederik Neyrinck.

Composer Boudewijn Tarenskeen describes the reformer Martin Luther as a man with a free and incisive mind, who gradually gets entangled in his own ideas. A brilliant and deeply religious thinker, struggling with despair and dread. The oratorio features an intense and agonizing dialogue between the tormented Luther and the grandiose choir (Cappella Amsterdam) that takes on various roles: audience, well-meaning bystanders, a suspicious world. With an extraordinary epilogue written by Gerardjan Rijnders. Baritone Michel Poels is Luther and the actor Titus Muizelaar is the interpreter. Directed by Paul Koek. De Volkskrant extolled Tarenskeen’s Luther as ‘Theatrical, dramatic, and fascinating.’ *A reading of Marc Versteeg before the concert introduces the era of Luther and Jheronimous Bosch

De Toonzaal / 7 – 8 PM (€ 13 / € 10)

Grote Kerk / 7 – 8.30 PM (€ 15 / € 12)

Bozzini Quartet Rozalie Hirs / Frederik Neyrinck / Marc Sabat composed / electronics

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saturday 8 november Colours of Improvisation ZAPP4 ft. Marc Ribot The Bad Plus ft. Anton Goudsmit Tigran Hamasyan Trio jazz / new world music

Rosa Ensemble ft. Eefje de Visser / 33 1/3 Collective Soselo in Siberia visual music / music theatre / psychedelic rock

‘A feast for the eye and ear,’ wrote the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad about the amazing and terrifying liminal world where singer-songwriter Eefje de Visser dares to venture. 33 1/3 Collective’s fascinating video images show a gradual blurring of boundaries between reality and projections. Psychedelic rock mixes with the contemporary sound of Rosa Ensemble in Soselo in Siberia.

East and West meet in the oeuvre of composer Seung-Ah Oh. Her music is addictive and magical; it embraces sound poetry, silence, and mystical drama. Words and Beyond II, directed by Ria Marks, contains traditional Korean chanting, geomungo, percussion, dance, and accordion. Oh’s work has a strong physical impact when performed live: musical gestures and sonic rituals merge in a mesmerizing setting.

The musical spectrum of contemporary jazz and impro is vast. Colours of Improvisation (which consists of three parts) puts the spotlight on these variegated colours. It consists of two unique collaborations between Dutch and American stars. Plus the newest global jazz sensation. Zapp4 ft. Marc Ribot A review in NRC Handelsblad describes ZAPP4 as ‘The hardest grooving string quartet of the Netherlands’. The group mixes genres and styles at will. This time – for the first time – in collaboration with guitarist Marc Ribot, who has played with Tom Waits, John Zorn, McCoy Tyner, Robert Plant, and many others. The Bad Plus ft. Anton Goudsmit The American piano trio The Bad Plus is one of the most original and unique jazz bands of the past 15 years. With their no-nonsense rock attitude, the trio seems an ideal partner for the maverick Dutch jazz improvisator, guitarist Anton Goudsmit. Tigran Hamasyan Trio The Armenian-American pianist Tigran Hamasyan is a sensational new addition to improvised music. From jazz and folk to postrock and progmetal; Hamasyan’s musical (jazz) universe stirs audiences.

Theater aan de Parade Pleinzaal / 9 – 10.15 PM (€ 15 / € 12)

Verkadefabriek Grote Zaal / 7.30 – 11.30 PM (€ 30 / € 27)

Verkadefabriek Kleine Zaal / 7 – 8 PM (€ 15 / € 12)

Seung-Ah Oh / Slagwerk Den Haag Words & Beyond II visual music / new world music / composed

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sunday 9 november

How does it work? On Sunday the Kunstmuziekroute, brimming with musical pleasures, spans an entire afternoon. It’s a grandiose tradition on the last festival day. Visit downtown Den Bosch and enjoy a plethora of succinct concerts in extraordinary locations. Buying one ticket (which can be exchanged for a wristband on the day) offers a choice between approximately 20 concerts. Compose your own programme! Conveniently, each concert can be heard several times in the course of the afternoon. There are various signposted routes with individual themes (purely meant as suggestions).

Kate Moore / Saskia Lankhoorn Dances & Canons minimal music

Various locations / 11.30 AM – 6 PM (€ 18 / € 15)

Colin Stetson

Wu Wei

new world music / minimal music

jazz / minimal music

Live on stage, Dances & Canons is an unforgettable experience. The audience is seated around Lankhoorn; loudspeakers encapsulate the listeners in a web of whirling piano sounds. A designated light design adds a special touch.

The Canadian saxophonist Colin Stetson is sensational. He uses a massive bass saxophone as well as his vocal chords to create enthralling sound tapestries, built of various layers that scour, mix, fuse, and intermingle. ‘Whack smack bang, in your face’, exclaimed De Volkskrant in a five star review about Stetson. He regularly joins forces with artists such as Arcade Fire, The National, Tom Waits, and Feist.

Verkadefabriek Clubzaal / 9 – 10 PM (€ 13 / € 10)

Kapel Reinier v Arkel / 3.30, 4.30 & 5.30 PM

Using minimal resources, composer Kate Moore unleashes grand emotional soundscapes. Her music comprises vast panoramas of slowly moving patterns and hypnotic vistas. Her latest piano cycle Dances & Canons is released by the renowned German label ECM Records. One of her contemporaries, the pianist Saskia Lankhoorn, performs Moore’s compelling work.

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Guardian of the Chinese tradition and contemporary sound innovator, Wu Wei is one of the most important sheng players of today. (The sheng is an antique Chinese mouth organ, sometimes referred to as the oldest harmonica on the planet). Wu Wei plays traditional Chinese music but was also involved in world premieres by various composers including John Cage, Tan Dun, and Unsuk Chin. Kapel Reinier v Arkel / 12, 1 & 2 PM

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sunday 9 november

Sun*Sun*Sun orkestra ft. Roosbeef songs / composed

The Belgian Sun*Sun*Sun orkestra brings a special guest to November Music: singer-songwriter Roosbeef, who will play a mix of contemporary composed music and pop. he programme features work by Roosbeef and Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood. Azijnfabriek / 1, 2, 4 & 5 PM

sunday 9 november

Bram Stadhouders / Sebastian Brouwer / David Hoogerheide Filgamet

modern vocal music / impro / electronics

Guitarist Bram Stadhouders explores the border regions between modern composed, improvised, and ambient music with tenor Sebastian Brouwer and electronics wizard David Hoogerheide. ZuiderZinkerk / 1, 2 & 3 PM

Mijke Sekhuis / Shuann Chai / Micha Hamel Micha Hamel / Willem Jeths composed / vocal music / spoken word

Rosa Ensemble ft. Eefje de Visser / 33 1/3 Collective Soselo in Siberia visual music / music theatre / psychedelic rock

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Soprano Mijke Sekhuis and pianist Shuann Chai unlock the sound poetry of composers Micha Hamel and Willem Jeths. Multi-talented Micha Hamel will recite his own poems – the song cycle Triptyque and Wiegelied – as part of the programme. For Les Chats, Willem Jeths found inspiration in the poems of the French writer Charles Baudelaire. Stadsbibliotheek (City library) / 2, 3 & 4 PM

Susanna Borsch / David Dramm Susie, tell me a story!

‘A feast for the eye and ear,’ wrote the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad about the amazing and terrifying liminal world where singer-songwriter Eefje de Visser dares to venture. 33 1/3 Collective’s fascinating video images show a gradual blurring of boundaries between reality and projections. Psychedelic rock mixes with the contemporary sound of Rosa Ensemble in Soselo in Siberia. *The performance is executed in two parts, which can be enjoyed separately. First part: 12 and 3 PM Second part: 1 & 4 PM

The recorder virtuoso and globetrotting troubadour ‘Susie’, aka Susanna Borsch, tells her own story through seven brand-new compositions written specifically for her. Each piece is an independent part of an adventurous odyssey. She was accompanied on this journey by the composers David Dramm, Juan Felipe Waller, Oscar Bettison, Kate Moore, Michiel Mensingh, Guus Janssen, and Akiko Ushijima.

Verkadefabriek Kleine Zaal / 12 & 1 PM and 3 & 4 PM

Pand 18 / 11.30 AM, 12.30, 2 & 3 PM

composed / music theatre / electronics

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sunday 9 november

Nordic Affect

Michiel Stekelenburg / Yoram Lachish / Clemens van der Feen

composed / early music

Musical adventures are as plentiful as geysers in dazzling Iceland. In the contemporary music scene, too, many groups are attracting attention. The Icelandic ensemble Nordic Affect plays modern music as well as baroque. It subtly combines the two genres in a single concert. Nordic Affect premieres works by Taylan Susam and Brendan Faegre (both commissioned by November Music), Thurídur Jónsdóttir, Gudmundur Steinn Gunnarsson, and Thomas Smetryns. De Muzerije Pleitzaal / 1.30, 2.30 & 4.30 PM

Vincent van Amsterdam Sofia Goebaidoelina / Aart Strootman

jazz / new world music

Jazz that knows no boundaries for guitar, oboe, and double bass. November Music gave carte blanche to guitarist Michiel Stekelenburg, who put together an extraordinary trio that enables him to indulge a penchant for spicy improvisation, hot-blooded rock jazz, and world music. De Muzerije Hofzaal / 2, 3 & 4 PM

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Accordion virtuoso Vincent van Amsterdam plays old and new work with equal alacrity. De Profundis (1978) is the very first piece written for bayan (Russian accordion) by the world famous composer Sofia Gubaidulina. The old man and the sea (2014) by Aart Strootman is an ode to Ernest Hemingway’s impressive eponymous novel. The sea, the battles with the fish, and the sense of despair are evident in Strootman’s composition. Museum Slager / 12.30, 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30 PM

Mark Feldman & Sylvie Courvoisier Book of Angels jazz / new world music

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Evan Parker & Sten Sandell jazz / impro

At 70, saxophonist and free jazz pioneer Evan Parker embodies the brilliance of the English improvisation scene. Parker is well-known for his fabulous circular breathing technique. He has worked with stimulating sparring partners such as Peter Brötzmann, John Zorn, and Fred Frith. Today, he meets up with the Swedish organist Sten Sandell, a freethinker for whom improvisation, experimenting, and composing are inextricably linked. De Toonzaal / 11.30 AM & 1 PM

Joris Roelofs & Mats Eilertsen

John Zorn’s Book of Angels is a musical celebration that fuses influences of Jewish traditional music, neoclassicism, and contemporary jazz. The cycle was written for the golden couple of the New York improvisation scene: violinist Mark Feldman and pianist Sylvie Courvoisier. At November Music, the duo performs in the historic synagogue De Toonzaal, an apt location. *During the third set (at 5 PM), Feldman and Courvoisier will play their own compositions

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De Toonzaal / 3, 4 & 5 PM

Noordbrabants Museum Statenzaal / 2, 3 & 4 PM

‘An unrivalled reed player,’ is how Dutch daily newspaper Trouw described Joris Roelofs, one of the best saxophonists/bass clarinettists in the country. An upstanding improvisator, technically sophisticated and emotionally eloquent. He has shared a stage with pianist Brad Mehldau and was invited at a young age to join the well-known Vienna Art Orchestra. At November Music, Roelofs will enter the musical arena with Norwegian bassist Mats Eilertsen.

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sunday 9 november f.c. Jongbloed / Aart Strootman Peter Schats’ To You composed / performance

One of the weirdest compositions in Dutch music history is making a comeback. Peter Schat’s To You (1973) has legendary status but is rarely played on a concert stage as it requires an extravagant combination of soprano, six guitars, three bass guitars, four pianos, two organs, and the famous giant humming tops. Nevertheless, Ensemble f.c. Jongbloed plus initiator (and guitarist) Aart Strootman will rise to the challenge – alongside the reconstructed humming tops.

sunday 9 november Peter Adriaansz / Ralph van Raat / Slagwerk Den Haag Hammer Music composed / performance

Perhaps surprisingly, piano and percussion have a lot in common. After all, when someone plays the piano, small felt-padded hammers are striking the strings. Slagwerk Den Haag and pianist Ralph van Raat approach the percussive aspects of the piano from various angles in Peter Adriaansz’ composition Hammer Music. Verkadefabriek Matzer / 2.30 & 3.30 PM

Lunatree ft. Raphael Vanoli & Slagwerk Den Haag Micro Brute

Grote Kerk / 3, 4 & 5 PM

Dyane Donck / Slagwerk Den Haag / Els Mondelaers HEX

composed / electronics

The music played by Ensemble Lunatree evolves in close collaboration with kindred composers. New pieces by Raphael Vanoli and Luc Houtkamp are part of the programme, which was specifically put together for November Music. Ensemble composers Piet-Jan van Rossum and Arnold Marinissen are responsible for the ‘musical design’. Knalpot guitarist Raphael Vanoli and percussionist Fedor Teunisse join Lunatree live on stage.

visual music / composed

A female trinity: virgin, mother, and witch. Ethereal beauty as well as enigmatic allure. Dyane Donck’s Hex is a multimedia experience for three percussionists and the passionate mezzo-soprano Els Mondelaers (Silbersee). Bank van Leening / 4.30 & 5.30 PM

Verkadefabriek Clubzaal / 11.30 AM, 1 PM, 2 & 3 PM

Marc Alberto / Daniel Daemen / Jesse Passenier / Marco Mlynek Batdetection

Slagwerk Den Haag / Kytopia / Club Guy & Roni

It’s not a gadget owned by Bruce Wayne; a bat detector is a real piece of equipment that shifts ultrasonic bat frequencies to the human hearing range. The sounds that the detector produces are incorporated into a musical work, vibrating with eerie melodies and seemingly synthetic rhythms.

Kytopia is a new collaboration between Slagwerk Den Haag and Club Guy & Roni, for the first time live together on stage as part of the KunstmuziekRoute. It’s both party and performance. With different types of music and acrobatic dance.

SM’s / 2, 3 & 4 PM

W2 Poppodium / 4.30 PM

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Kruithuis Collectief Curator - Horst Rickels

Amsterdam Sinfonietta o.l.v. Candida Thompson Sofia Goebaidoelina / Dimitri Shostakovich

installation / performance

Welcome to the world of sound installations where visuals and sound are a match for each other. Performances are wide-ranging; variety is key. Neon & Landa / Robert Pravda / Miss Milivolt / Daan Johan / Mirko Lazovic / Jochem van Tol Kruithuis / 1.30, 2.30, 3.30 & 4.30 PM

composed / Dutch premiere / contemporary classic

Jochem van Tol #10 installation / performance

What is the musical impact of a sheet of paper? Dutch composer and artist Jochem van Tol has explored the unthought-of sound panoramas of gently rustling paper. Willem II Fabriek downstairs 12, 1, 2, & 3 PM

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Strijbos & Van Rijswijk FuChair

A cigar is the driving force behind this sound installation. Burning cigars heat up air that produces sound in several recorders. The result is an unpredictable composition. The installation is located in the former cigar factory Willem II.

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Willem II Fabriek upstairs

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Sofia Gubaidulina is one of the most important living composers of the early part of the 21st century. To her, music is a mystical sound ritual. As she pulls listeners into a spiritual, almost sacral world Gubaidulina works magic with the elements of space and time. The 83-year old composer will be in attendance at November Music when the Amsterdam Sinfonietta performs the Dutch premiere of her new composition for flute, clarinet, and strings, entitled Why? In addition, a classic work by Dmitri Shostakovich, Ms. Gubaidulina’s colleague and compatriot. Chamber-Symphony for strings op. 118a is a signature piece for the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, which has earned them plaudits all over the world. It is a renowned and very successful arrangement of Shostakovich’s String Quartet no. 10 by the violinist Rudolf Barshai. *At 6 PM, Elmer Schönberger interviews Sofia Gubaidulina in the Clubzaal of Verkadefabriek (free entry)

12.30, 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30 PM

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Verkadefabriek Grote Zaal / 7 – 8 PM (€ 25 / € 22)

Ronald van der Meijs Play it one more time for me La Ville Fumée

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Kate Moore Bone China (Willem II Fabriek downstairs )

Dyane Donck H2O (Kroonluchters Gallery)

Rozalie Hirs Curvices (Citadel)

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sunday 9 november final concert

wednesday 5 through saturday 8 november

installation expeditions

Kronos Quartet ft. Nora Fischer

new world music / composed

Sound artist and inspired storyteller Horst Rickels takes you around the historic rooms of the Kruithuis and Willem II Factory for a reconnaissance of unique sound sculptures created by various artists. Paper instruments, the sounds produced by a smouldering cigar, musical art works; expedition leader Horst Rickels is your guide in a fascinating landscape of installations. He runs two different expeditions, from Wednesday through Saturday. Explore a range of wondrous sound installations.

Installation expedition Willem II Fabriek Ronald van der Meijs / Jochem van Tol / Kate Moore

The closing concert of November Music 2014 features the world’s most famous string quartet. Kronos will play a selection of exotic quartets, with a focus on modern music from the Middle East and a special guest appearance by Dutch singer Nora Fischer. The Kronos Quartet (from San Francisco) has performed world premieres of works by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and Sofia Gubaidulina and played on the soundtrack of various films, including Requiem for a Dream and The Great Gatsby. Nora Fischer is one of the Netherlands’ major vocal talents. Last year, she sang at November Music in a piece by Osvaldo Golijov, an Argentinean composer whose work is in the Kronos Quartet repertoire. Verkadefabriek Grote Zaal / 9 – 10 PM (€ 25 / € 22)

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It is no accident that the expedition in the former cigar factory Willem II visits, among others, Ronald van der Meijs’ installation, which uses cigar smoke. In installation #10, Jochem van Tol explores the sound of paper in many different ways whilst Kate Moore’s Bone China is about the timbres produced by chinaware.

Installation expedition Kruithuis Neon & Landa / Robert Pravda / Miss Millivolt / Daan Johan / Mirko Lazovic / Jochem van Tol

wednesday 6.30 – 7.30 PM thursday 5 – 6 PM friday 6 – 7 PM saturday 12.30 – 1.30 PM & 4 – 5 PM

The historic Kruithuis (= gunpowder depot) comes alive with various installations plus associated performances. Visual arts and sound art complement each other. So much is clear as you experience these varied works. wednesday 5 – 6 PM thursday 6.30 – 7.30 PM friday 4.30 – 5.30 PM saturday 2.30 – 3.30 PM & 5.30 – 6.30 PM

Willem II Fabriek (€ 8 / € 5)

Kruithuis (€ 8 / € 5)

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installations wednesday 5 through saturday 8 Kate Moore Bone China Kate Moore has sampled the subtle sounds produced by chinaware. She weaves a hallucinating web of uncanny forms and structures. *On Thursday the performance Syaethesia Suite will take place from 6.30 – 7.30 PM by ensemble Slagwerk Den Haag and guitarist Pete Harden (free entrance). Willem II Fabriek downstairs wed through sat 11 AM – 8 PM, sun 11 AM – 5 PM (free entry)

Jochem van Tol #10 Lucas de Man / Marc Alberto / JanJoost Verhoef OOG A rare chance to view the city from a different – and very exciting – perspective. Take a seat in an OOG (EYE), with a diameter of more than four metres. After closing, it will take you high up in the sky surrounded by a multimedia presentation. A unique and unforgettable experience! *Please note, November Music does not sell tickets for OOG. These can be bought at www.tickets.stichtingnieuwehelden.nl De Heus / 1 – 7 PM (€ 10)

Rozalie Hirs Curvices Rozalie Hirs is a composer as well as a poet. In Curvices, a virtual installation for cell phones (plus light design), she has created a soundscape for her poetry. You can take it for a walk along the embankments and grounds of the beautifully situated Citadel. The location influences how the music and poetry develop. The application CurvicesNM is gratis te downloaden voor Android en iPhone.

The sound of paper is artist Jochem van Tol’s speciality. His stunning paper instruments create idiosyncratic soundscapes. *until 30 November Willem II Fabriek downstairs wed through sat 11 AM – 8 PM, sun 11 AM – 5 PM (free entry)

Dyane Donck / Nick J. Swarth / Iris Bouwmeester H2O Dyane Donck’s multimedia installation/composition features mobile speakers and a poem by Nick J. Swarth. With designer Iris Bouwmeester. Kroonluchters Gallery / wed through sun 1 – 5 PM

Strijbos & Van Rijswijk FuChair Rocking chair 2.0. As soon as you sit down and move the rocker, the composition starts. Different movements have different musical effects. Verkadefabriek Serre / wed through sat 1 – 10 PM, sun 11.30 AM – 9 PM (free entry)

Arnold Marinissen / Slagwerk Den Haag Fingerprints Percussionist of Slagwerk Den Haag will appear at surprising moments with short pieces written by Arnold Marinissen.

Citadel / 9 AM – 6 PM (free entrance)

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practical information

Locations & parking

November Music 2014 takes place in various locations in ’s-Hertogenbosch. The conservatory (serre) in Verkadefabriek is the central festival hub. Here, you can have a bite to eat and a drink while lounging to our DJ’s music. National radio station VPRO broadcasts from Verkadefabriek.

November Music takes place in various locations (see map). Verkadefabriek is the central festival hub. It is within easy reach of the train station and there is plenty of parking. The Wolvenhoek parking garage is ideally situated for other concert locations in the city centre. It may be advisable to rent a (public) bicycle (OV-fiets) when attending concerts in different locations.

Tickets & discount To order tickets from outside The Netherlands and Belgium, please fill in the order form at our website (www.novembermusic.net/about) and send it in an email to [email protected] Make sure you include ‘Ordering November Music tickets’ in the header of the email. You will then receive an email with a payment reference and an international bank account number. Once you’ve made the payment, you’ll receive the e-tickets by email. The order form also gives you the possibility to order a digital festivalpass for 10 euro. This will give you a discount of 3 euro on every concertticket you order without restrictions.

Staying in ’s-Hertogenbosch It is well worth your while to spend a few days at November Music. And not just because of the music. With its beautiful historic town centre, ’s-Hertogenbosch (also called Den Bosch) is ideal for a city break. Various hotels and B&Bs offer comfortable accommodation.

Contact November Music Boschdijkstraat 45 5211 VD ’s-Hertogenbosch www.novembermusic.net [email protected]

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Funders and financiers

Cooperation Partners

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extraordinary works of many Dutch

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today’s music by today’s makers

’s-Hertogenbosch 5 through 9 november 2014

Marc Ribot Trio | Sun*Sun*Sun orkestra ft. Roosbeef | Paul en Menno de Nooijer & Jorrit Tamminga | Franz von Chossy Quintet ft. Wu Wei | Ragazze Kwartet The Bad Plus ‘The Rite of Spring’ | Ties Mellema | Brodsky Quartet | Cappella Amsterdam & Boudewijn Tarenskeen | Seung-Ah Oh | Evan Parker | Joris Roelofs & Mats Eilertsen | Nordic Affect and many others…

www.novembermusic.net