Film: Geluiden van lucht

The 13-minute film 'Geluiden van lucht' [Sounds of air] was premiered on 18 June 2022, during the first edition of Dag van de Componist [Day of the Composer] 
Livestream and coverage by NPO Radio4, with NTR broadcasting live from TivoliVredenburg
Utrecht was the epicenter of this event, which included more than 100 new music events throughout the Netherlands. 
Composition: Vanessa Lann - Text: Cees Nooteboom - Concept, direction: Neil Wallace
Performers: Florien de la Fosse, soprano - Pete Harden, electric guitar - Saskia Lankhoorn, electric piano - Monica Germino, whisperviolin
Dutch Composers Now / Nieuw Geneco
The whisperviolin [pictured below] plays an intimate role in the film, reflecting Cees Nooteboom's text on departure, love, on loss " the emptiness. hearing from afar still their voices, sounds of air."

image to left: still from the film Geluiden van lucht

ELECTRA premieres new show: RACHE ('REVENGE')

photo: Anne Reinke

PREMIERE: Operadagen Rotterdam. Thursday 28 May: shows at 19.00 & 22.00

ELECTRA is in the final stages of rehearsing and developing the new show RACHE ('REVENGE'). Together with composer Boudewijn Tarenskeen, ELECTRA tells the tale of four murderesses whose motive was revenge: Elektra (Michaela Riener), Marianne Bachmeier (Susanna Borsch), Judith (Saskia Lankhoorn), and Kill Bill (Monica Germino).


Michaela Riener: mezzosoprano, bass drum/percussion
Monica Germino: violin, voice
Susanna Borsch: recorders, voice
Saskia Lankhoorn: Hammond organ, Fender piano, synthesizer, piano, voice, percussion

The wonderful team of collaborators: Boudewijn Tarenskeen (composer), Paul Koek (advice/direction), Wende Snijders (staging advice), Cecile Brommer (dramaturg), Micha de Kanter (sound design/artistic advice), Nico de Rooij & Djana Kovic (scenography and light design) [], Peter van Amstel (manager ELECTRA). Clothing sponsored by Leg-Inc.

Performance dates start 28 May 2015, premiering in the Operadagen Rotterdam, and run through spring 2016. 

Information in English on the Rotterdam Opera Days website

Rotterdam Uitkrant agenda listing