Tristan Murail is one of the greatest sound wizards in recent music history. His cycle Portulan was inspired by his own memories: places with special significance, objects, encounters, experiences, and so forth. He draws an intimate and understated map of his past, sliding from one nuance to the other. It is not-to-be-missed music for explorers, written for violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet, French horn, piano and percussion. It probably won’t be long before you’re on the edge of your seat – trying to hear everything even better.
Tristan Murail: Portulan
Maarten Beirens, 19:45
Het Collectief have been regular guests at Festival 20‧21 for years, and of course not without reason. Again and again, the ensemble surprises with new and incomparable repertoire, always giving a superior performance. This year they’ll be putting their best foot forward to put Portulan on the map.