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February 2018

Nostalgia CD recording

February 14, 2018 - February 16, 2018
DeSingel, Desguinlei 25
Antwerp, 2018 Belgium
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“Have you ever wondered how nostalgia isn’t what it used to be?” ― Jasper Fforde Nostalgia is Boho Strings’ first studio recording project, entirely dedicated to the music of Belgian composer Wim Henderickx. Although Wim Henderickx’ music has been extensively recorded, this does not include any of his works for string orchestra. When David Ramael, artistic director of Boho Strings, approached Wim about the idea of recording these works, the composer immediately responded with great enthusiasm, as both musicians realized…

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March 2018

Metamorphoses

March 2, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Concertgebouw Brugge, 't Zand 34
Brugge, 8000 Belgium
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€26

Unexpected evolutions in three short concerts A metamorphosis can be huge and conspicuous, or barely discernible, so you’d better stay alert during these three short concerts. Daan Vandewalle’s piano, for instance, mysteriously mutates into a one-man percussion ensemble. The strings continuously transform the sound of Strauss's intense Metamorphosen by moving slowly around the audience. And the Hathor Consort turn complex polyphony inward. Nothing is, everything becomes… and that is the only certainty.

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April 2018

Trinity

April 25, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm
De Bijloke, Kluyskensstraat 2
Gent, 9000 Belgium
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€20

J. Robert Oppenheimer, the scientist in charge of the Manhattan Project, code-named the very first atomic weapon detonation “Trinity”, after the poem by early 17th century poet and cleric John Donne. Coincidentally the U.S. Army was using the same frequency as the nearby Voice of America radio station. During the countdown for the detonation, the radio broadcast encroached on the countdown, and this with Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. To commemorate this horrific event in world history, and draw attention to…

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