The much acclaimed Ensemble Klang presented it's new programme Slam, Pluck & Blow on Saturday 2 June 2012 in the Korzo Theatre, The Hague, The Netherlands. As always the Ensemble presented a cohesive programme with almost solely compositions, by young and exciting and some eshtablished and exciting composers, written especially for them. On the roster are Maarten Altena, Peter Adriaansz, Ruby Fulton, Giuliano Bracci and Christopher Fox.
Christopher Fox is a Research Professor in Music at Brunel University, London, UK. His piece Schwarz-weiss is the progamme opener. The six Ensemble members play together on three keyboards in this dynamic piece.
The grand final of the concert constituted of the 2010 composition The Most Dangerous Music In America by Ruby Fulton. Fulton, a US composer, Baltimore based, has a degree from the Peabody Institute (DMA, 2009) and studied with Julia Wolfe. The piece is about the effects of psychedelic drugs on the brain, DMT and the “machine elves”. Accordingly percussionist Joey Marijs played a turqoise drum kit. The piece climaxed the performance of Ensemble Klang culminating in all six members playing percussion. I dare to say a composition which will become very popular, with it's unexpected rythms.
A memorable concert with fine pieces and an excelling Ensemble Klang. Maarten van Regteren Altena:"They impress with a nuance and control while playing forte, which is seldom seen. And what about the brilliant trombone player Anton van Houten?"
Photo series of the concert