Tuesday, 11 October 2016 | 20:00 | LUCA School of Arts campus Lemmens

The always-amazing ensemble Slagwerk Den Haag has put together a new programme especially for Festival 20/21. The ensemble will take you along on an adventurous percussion trail, on which all the ‘instruments’ are made of wood. The path begins with a completely ordinary unprocessed tree trunk, the sounds of which are still similar to the ancient sounds of nature (Waldstücke). Gradually the sound spectrum expands: sophisticated principles of order bring about structure and development (Music for Pieces of Wood); overtone effects help to create separate sound colours (Timber). The trail reaches its high point when six marimbas join forces and cause a tsunami of resonances (Six Marimbas). This concert promises to be a real spectacle, not only because of the sounds, but also because of the enormous power of ‘seeing’ these works played. The minimalistic undertone of the music also makes it a haunting and fascinating experience.

in association with Concertvereniging Lemmensinstituut


Volker Staub: Waldstücke Nr. 24 / John Cage: Branches (Interlude), Branches (Interlude)/ Steve Reich: Music for Pieces of Wood, Six Marimbas / Michael Gordon: Timber selectie.


Maarten Beirens, 19:15 (!) (Concert at 20:00h)


Slagwerk Den Haag

Since its founding in 1977, Slagwerk Den Haag has become an ensemble that sets the trend in terms of inventiveness and diversity of sound. Several years ago they brought blissful smiles to the faces of the Leuven audience, playing a programme with the theme of ‘wood’. This time they’re working on music by John Cage. It’ll be another blend of cleverness and intensity, because that’s simply their trademark.

Website Slagwerk Den Haag

LUCA School of Arts campus Lemmens

Lemmensberg 3
3000 Leuven


Not on time?

Late-comers will not be admitted to the concert.