Willem Boogman


Een oog in zee - preview of a music-theater work in progress

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September 30 | 18:30 & 20:00
As part of the ›Sprekend Lichaam‹ [›Speaking Body‹] exhibition by visual artist Salomé Roodenburg in Factor IJ in Amsterdam, a performance of ›Een oog in zee‹ [›An eye in the sea‹] will take place on 30 September, the music-theater work in progress, for which Salomé wrote the libretto. Amidst the exhibited work, which, like the libretto, is inspired by the myth of Ariadne, we give a preview of the music-theater work that will be premiered in the spring of 2022 and for which I am composing the music.
›Een oog in zee‹ is a modern adaptation of the Greek tragedy of Ariadne, performed by a Helena van Heel - mezzo-soprano, Vincent van Amsterdam - accordion, Fokke van Heel - horns and Kenzo Kusuda - performer.
The musicians act on stage and a world can be gained here if, as we do, you develop music-theater from and with the instrumentalists on stage, each of whom is a musical character.
Also with Salomé Roodenburg - libretto and stage design, Zephyr Brüggen - direction, and Stichting Noorderklank - production.

Concert: Intermezzi

The last concert in the Balcony Scene series ›Noorderklank in the Oosterkerk‹ will take place on Thursday July 1 – concerts that prefigure the music theater project ›Een oog in zee‹ by Stichting Noorderklank, for which I will write the music. Central to this concert is my Intermezzi, Modulationes super Passionem secundum Joannem (2016) for accordion, string quartet, glass plate, stones, hammer and wooden boxes. The program also includes music by Nico Richter, Marius Flothuis and J.S. Bach.
Performers are accordionist Vincent van Amsterdam, violinist Janneke van Prooijen and the Luna String Quartet.



›Winter‹ is the first video I made on my own music, in this case the fifth movement of ›The Road To Here‹, performed here by the Ottoni Quartet and Wybe Kooijmans - organ.
The live recording of the premiere was made by Bert van Dijk in the Orgelpark in Amsterdam.
More about the music: The Road To Here