Archive 2012

WOOOOOOOOOOSH (give or take an O)

A Multi-media Double-Bill, mixing radio-play and absurdistic texts, graphics and personal outpourings, with biting electronics and buzzing bronze. More in the flyer of Whooosh [pdf]. A Performance in Two Parts:

Secrecy of past things

by Lukas Simonis & Henk Bakker

Saskia de Jong – voice
Lukas Simonis – guitar, live-electronics, voice
Henk Bakker – bass-clarinet, live-electronics, voice
Ensemble Gending – Gamelan
A live radio-play with electronics, distorted guitar, soundscape, white noise, bass-clarinet, voices and gamelan. Based on text by Saskia de Jong in a new version the Manifest of Futurism of Filippo Marinetti.

The obscure thoughts of Isabella Green

by Dyane Donck

The Obscure Thoughts of Isabella Green is a multi-media performance for gamelan, live-electronics and percussion in a scenery with alarming film – and graphic novel projections in which Evelien van den Broek acts and sings as Isabella Green. Her text is based on quotes of prose and poetry and outpourings of people who suffer from fear and depressions.

More information on a pdf.
See also: and

16 december 2012
Amsterdam Ostade Theater
13 december 2012
Utrecht Huis aan de Werf
9 december 2012
Tilburg Museum De Pont (alleen Donck)
11 november 2012
Den Bosch November Music (alleen Donck)
28 oktober 2012
Venlo, Museum Bommel van Dam
19 september 2012
Breda, Electron
6 oktober 2012
Tilburg, Museum De Pont


From 2nd to 9th of September 2012

A performance with the outcomes of the workshop “The Fascinating Sound of Gamelan” and with “Reading Sessions” for the international gathering of young composers who want to write for javanese gamelan. More on Gaudeamus Music week on or see the flyer of Gending.

Ensemble Gending in Festival Poetry International

June 15th 2012

A performance by Gending with WORM (Lukas Simonis and Henk Bakker) and the Dutch poet Saskia de Jong. More on WORM and Poetry International.

The Fascinating Sound of Gamelan 2012

February 14th 2012

Gaudeamus Music Week, Ensemble Gending and the School of Arts Utrecht (HKU) invite young composers to comment on the role of Javanese gamelan in modern composition, to write new music for gamelan, discuss recent developments in gamelan music and comment on the concept of multi-culturalism.