Stargaze (photo Reiner Pfisterer)

Song of the Earth

Stargaze + Dirty Projectors
Wed 18 Sep 2024 20:30 - 22:00
Wed 18 Sep 2024
20:30 - 22:00
  • Wed 18 Sep 2024
    20:30 - 22:00
    Grote Zaal


David Longstreth Song of the Earth 


Dirty Projectors
André de Ridder conductor

Unconventional song cycle unites classical and indie rock

What connects Mahler and The Beach Boys? Contemporary ensemble Stargaze and American band Dirty Projectors answer that question with Song of the Earth. This kaleidoscopic song cycle reflects on the cyclical nature of life and death. Composer and Dirty Projectors leader David Longstreth drew inspiration from Mahler’s classic Das Lied von der Erde and Brian Wilson’s ingenious Beach Boys songs.

Dirty Projectors’ unique blend of dazzling, unconventional guitar work and layered vocal harmonies has kept the band on the indie rock map for the past twenty years. They have collaborated with stars such as Solange, Björk, and David Byrne. Dirty Projectors is now teaming up with Stargaze, an ensemble that has previously wowed the Muziekgebouw with ground-breaking collaborations with musicians like Terry Riley, Mica Levi, and Lee Ranaldo.

This is a production of Muziekgebouw Productiehuis