In Folklore for strings and keys an abstract universal world is constructed that is not bound by time or place. A map leads us past sites where human activity is expressed in sound: the energy of moving, inherent to particular actions and places – the Playground, the Bar, the Cemetery, the Country, the Water, the Nation, etc.
The focus is on what is universally human and the shared feelings in a community, the things held in common, and not on its diversity.
Elements used to construct this abstract world are field recordings, folklorist puzzle pieces (a random collection from all over the world), musical spaces, a piano and a harpsichord (inside and outside).
All is in a set designed by artist Geert van Oorlé. [Heleen Van Haegenborgh]
Piano composition electronics and concept: Heleen Van Haegenborgh / Harpsichord: Guðrún Òskarsdóttir / Decor: Geert Van Oorlé / Graphic design: Jeroen Wille, Ruud Ruttens / Technical assistence: Johan Vandermaelen
Heleen Van Haegenborgh (premiere)
Heleen Van Haegenborgh
Heleen Van Haegeborght will not only mount the stage as a performer this year, but equally as a composer. In her work, creation, composition, improvisation and performance blend naturally, and collaboration is central to her process, as is the case this edition with harpsichord player Guðrún Óskarsdóttir.
Guðrún Óskarsdóttir & Heleen Van Haegenborgh
Guðrún Óskarsdóttir, originary from Iceland, has a very broad repertoire, but she’s gained critical acclaim for her unique interpretations of contemporary compositions for the harpsichord. After a very succesful former collaboration, she’ll be sharing the spotlight with composer Heleen Van Haegeborgh in a co-creative process.