Upcoming Events . . .
premiere: June 28th, 2024
Following the success of the composition created for the Slovak National Ballet
(see link here: Two Ballet
) we're excited to present
our upcoming project. Vega has collaborated with choreographer Roman Novitzky and
lighting designer Yaron Abulafia to create an hour-long symphonic dance performance in partnership
with the talented Stuttgart Ballet dancers and orchestra.
The premiere date has been set to June 28th 2024 under the title "The Place of Choice".
Inspired by Dante Alighieri's timeless masterpiece, the Divine Comedy, and influenced by
the film "Mr. Nobody," this performance delves into the profound exploration of the
choices we make in our daily lives. It highlights how even the smallest decisions can
reshape our societal positions and rewrite the destinies of those around us.
"The Place of Choice" is a critique at the gargantuous influence social media has over us
and invites you to engage in an experience that encourages mindful
reflection on the power of choice and its far-reaching consequences.
Between the Lines
Our project examines the catastrophic effects of drought and climate change in the forests of the Red Zone
in northeastern France. It is linked to the complicated management of the aftermath and remnants of the
First World War in the context of the global climate crisis. This crisis has had a monumental impact on the
landscape of this region.
As post-war restitution, Germany donated spruce trees to reforest thousands of hectares of polluted
landscapes in the Red Zone. Many spruces from monocultures were planted in straight rows, following the
scientific management of production forests, invented in Germany. The density of these forests was
intended to prevent, and thereby protect, people tempted to enter the forest. The idea was to constitute a
Our installation brings the forest back from the dead for at least one moment where its fallen trunks can
serve as storyteller to the history we have left behind.
LP Release Spring 2024
After a decade in the making, we're thrilled to introduce this long-awaited project.
This hour-long collection of compositions draws inspiration from the remarkable life and enduring
legacy of the legendary figure, Alan Turing. The creative process behind this project not only shaped
its musical style but also offered a unique perspective into the life of this enigmatic character,
whose lifestyle inadvertently turned those he sought to help against him in a deeply barbaric manner.
Alan Turing's Legacy in a Modern Context :
This project unfolds against the backdrop of today's western society, as it grapples with pressing
issues of inclusivity, diversity, secrecy, privacy, and evolving moral values. Through our music, we aim to shed light
on the compelling reasons to embrace inclusivity, celebrate diversity, and nurture fresh ideas.
The production showcases the talents of three accomplished vocalists from the renowned music theatre
ensemble, Club Gewalt (Suzanne Kipping, Gerty van de Perre, and Loulou Hameleers).
They serve as the summative voices of this multifaceted character, weaving a captivating narrative
through the music.
Accompanying the singers is the Model 62 cello quartet, under the guidance of longtime collaborator
Jan Willem Troost who adds depth and richness to the composition. Vega and Troost, known for their
previous collaborations as the Ninevolt Duo
, have created music for film, ballet, and concerts,
showcasing their seamless artistic synergy.
Gallina Vocal Ensemble
Through a chance encounter i'm happy to announce plans for a new set of vocal pieces that will be
performed by the Gallina Vocal Ensemble which aims at answering the question "What is love?",
what it means and does it even exist.
This project's research is guided by a singular and captivating focus: objectum-sexuality or Objectophilia.
Objectophilia is a fascinating and less-explored facet of human attraction, where individuals form deep
emotional and romantic connections with inanimate objects. As we journey through this exploration, we
seek literary sources that not only validate the potency of this unique attraction but also shed light
on it, encouraging us to engage in contemplation and understanding.
One of the highlights of this collaboration is the incredible virtuocity of the Gallina Vocal Ensemble.
They lovingly show a presission to their instruments that opens new opportunities for music.
#ExploringLove #GallinaEnsemble #Objectophilia