Sander Germanus en the Hallucinating Harmonists

The Pleasance of Disorientation

The Hallucinating Harmonists
Sun 23 Mar 2025 20:15 - 21:30
Sun 23 Mar 2025
20:15 - 21:30
  • Sun 23 Mar 2025
    20:15 - 21:30
    Kleine Zaal


Sander Germanus Vertigo
Sander Germanus Stretch Your Ear!
Sander Germanus Jetties
Sander Germanus Rock My Hammerfest
Sander Germanus Bending Spoon
Sander Germanus Launch
Sander Germanus Dizzy
Sander Germanus Amsterdam Trip


The Hallucinating Harmonists:
Frank Anepool trumpet
Vitaley Vatulya soprano and alto saxophone
Olivier Sliepen alto saxophone
Ties Mellema tenor saxophone
Anne Veinberg keyboard
Melle Weijters electric guitar
Pieter van Lier electric bass guitar
Peter Burgers drums

Exciting adventure in a hallucinatory musical reality

The Hallucinating Harmonists defy categorisation, blending jazz, contemporary classical, fusion, ambient and avant-garde pop music into a unique microtonal sound. The band’s instruments allow for quick and easy switching between different tunings. The listener experiences a hallucinatory musical reality, full of never-before-heard harmonies. The music by Sander Germanus, specially written for the ensemble, changes colour and style like a chameleon.

‘In my sound world, hallucinatory and disorienting harmonic progressions play an essential role,’ Sander Germanus says of his music. The swirling oscillations of the quarter-tone tuning, based on the musical principles of both Bach and Ellington, allow me to optimally challenge the listener’s expectations.’