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Brucknercasco

Bruckner Casco creates a dialogue between contemporary COMPOSERS en the SYMPHONIES of 19th-century Anton Bruckner, to be experienced live by eight ENSEMBLES at the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam from September 13-15.

the composer

Frederik Neyrinck

the symphonie

Bruckner No. 1

the ensemble

Asko Schönberg

Frederik aims to merge his music with Bruckner’s in his interpretation of Bruckner’s First Symphony, creating a kind of synthesis; the listener will sometimes hear more of Bruckner and at other moments more of Frederik.

Fri. September 13, 20:15

Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam

the composer

Rick van Veldhuizen

the symphonie

Bruckner ‘Nulde’

the ensemble

Ensemble Klang

The ‘Null’ is not a number, but refers to ‘annulled’. Bruckner annulled his Null. The reason? A conductor who just couldn’t find a theme. Rick hopes to present the contested theme at the end of Nulls and Voids.

Sat September 14, 16.30

Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam

the composer

Frieda Gustavs

the symphonie

Bruckner No. 2

the ensemble

Lonelinoise

With her piece ‘Elisabeth,’ Frieda aims to use the time-traveling power of music to connect with her great-great-great-grandmother. She wants to share the enormous changes that have occurred as well as the things they might have in common.

Sun. September 15, 15:00

Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam

the composer

Reza Namavar

the symphonie

Bruckner No. 3

the ensemble

New European Ensemble

Using minimal thematic material, Reza will construct a monumental piece, much like Bruckner. Reza combines this with his talent for improvisation and spontaneity, creating sharp contrasts.

Sat. September 14, 20:15

Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam

the composer

Seung-Won Oh

the symphonie

Bruckner No. 4

the ensemble

New European Ensemble

Seung-Won wants to make the archetypal Central European Bruckner collide with her enchanting, sometimes exotic sound world; a fusion of personal and cultural cross-fertilisation and – inspiration.

Sat. September 14, 16:30

Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam

the composer

Christiaan Richter

the symphonie

Bruckner No. 5

the ensemble

Camerata RCO

Bruckner’s Fifth will undergo various rinsings, pressings, and filtrations; all movements will be collapsed into a ‘super-finale’. Christiaan says: ‘I will magnify typical ‘Bruckner Essentials’ to labyrinthine proportions, even to the extent that it brings about a disconcerting effect.’

Sun. September 15, 15:00

Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam

the composer

Konrad Koselleck

the symphonie

Bruckner No. 6

the ensemble

Konrad Koselleck Big Band

For the Big Band, Bruckner will be something entirely new, something they are greatly looking forward to, especially since they have never performed on a ‘classical stage’ or been part of a lineup like that of Bruckner Casco.

Fri. September 13, 22.30

Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam

the composer

Richard Ayres

the symphonie

Bruckner No. 7

the ensemble

Asko Schönberg

Richard wants to go to Sankt Florian and Linz to make visual and audio recordings of things Bruckner might have seen or touched, aiming to create a very intimate portrayal of Bruckner and his music, seen through Bruckner’s eyes and Richard’s imagination.

Fri. September 13, 20:15

Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam

the composer

Maxim Shalygin

the symphonie

Bruckner No. 8

the ensemble

Ludwig Ensemble

Maxim is composing ‘Bleeding’ for an ensemble of 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 4 horns, and 1 tuba. The music will not be a variation on Bruckner’s themes but rather a reflection on time and space, utilizing developments initiated by Bruckner.

Sat. September 14, 20:15

Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam

the composer

Sébastien Letocart

the symphonie

Bruckner No. 9

the ensemble

Camerata RCO

Sébastien has adapted the first three movements of this darkest symphony for the 16 musicians of Camerata RCO. They aim to stay as close as possible to the original text. The unfinished Fourth movement will be a world premiere.

Sun. September 15, 20:15

Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam

the composers

Conservatorium A’dam

the symphonie

Bruckner Studie

the ensemble

Score Collective

Björn Pinxter, Jurgis Kubilius, Noura Hodhodi, Mehmet İlhan Gazioğlu, students from the Conservatory of Amsterdam, engage in dialogue with Bruckner’s Study Symphony.

Sun. September 15, 10:30

Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam