Sunday, 14 October 2018 | 20:30 | STUK

Transit will finish with a spectacle with a dramatic mix of music, live video, choreography and performance, customised for the Danes of SCENATET by American composer Jessie Marino. Nice Guys Win Twice is based on the phenomenon of ‘fake news’, and finds its material in popular culture, music history and the everyday events of daily life. But like ‘fake news’, the work only illustrates the topics and facts that cover an already defined political agenda. SCENATET’s musicians will act as newscasters, reporters, fact checkers, and pseudo scientists surveying and testing the validity of the so-called facts – through absurd everyday scenes and rituals.


Jessie Marino, Nice Guys Win Twice

Intro: Klaas Coulembier, 19:45

Coproduction: Internationale Ferienkurse Darmstadt, Borealis, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, G(o)ng Tomorrow, La Muse, Circuit

Trailer Nice Guys Win Twice on Vimeo


Jessie Marino

Jessie Marino is a composer/performer/media artist from New York. Her current work explores the repetition in common activities, ritualistic absurdities, and the archeology of nostalgic technologies. She’s the co-founder of the experimental performance duo ON STRUCTURE and is co-artistic director, composer, and cellist for the composer-performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse. In 2018 Jessie was awarded a Rome Prize Fellowship in Music Composition at the American Academy in Rome.

Website Jessie Marino



SCENATET is a young Copenhagen-based experimental ensemble, founded by Anna Berit Asp Christensen in 2008. The ensemble works in a field between contemporary music and conceptual art, often with a surprisingly non-instrumental, sensuous and bodily approach to exploring the relation between music, art and people.



Naamsestraat 96
3000 Leuven



H. Hartkliniek, Naamsestraat 102c


Lijnen 1 en 2
Halte H. Hartkliniek

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