AskoSchönberg (photo Bart Grietens)

Boulez 100

Asko|Schönberg + I SOLISTI
Thu 24 Apr 2025 20:15 - 22:00
Thu 24 Apr 2025
20:15 - 22:00
  • Thu 24 Apr 2025
    20:15 - 22:00
    Grote Zaal


19.15 / Foyerdeck 1 / Pre-concert talk

20.15 / Grote Zaal / Main programme
James Tenney In a Large Open Space 
Pierre Boulez Répons


Bas Wiegers conductor
Miriam Overlach harp
Pauline Post piano
Jan Michiels piano
Jan Rokyta cimbalom
Joey Marijs percussion
Tom De Cock percussion
Maarten Buyl computer sonics and live electronics
Koen Keevel (PME-Technica Group) audio

The monumental Répons with electronics and six soloists

Music as a highly exciting spatial experience: that is the monumental 1981 masterpiece Répons by French composer Pierre Boulez. With Répons, Boulez created a unique sound world in which the acoustic sounds of the musicians change and whirl through the hall thanks to the use of subtle electronics, which were revolutionary at the time. As such, different sound worlds glide over and through each other. Six soloists that are arranged around the ensemble lend an extra dimension to the movements in the music. A rare opportunity to experience this unique work live.

Outside the hall, In a Large Open Space by James Tenney (1934-2006) can be heard. Whereas Boulez has meticulously written down how Répons should be played, the American Tenney gives the musicians great freedom in his long-toned works. By moving around in the space, the audience hears changes and shifts in the soundscape. An acoustic trip like no other.

This concert is a co-production of Muziekcentrum De Bijloke and Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ