The Project

LUDWIG performs the early groundbreaking experiments from avant-garde composers from the twentieth century and connects them to the pioneers of now: which DJ’s will be remembered in the future as the visionaries of our time? What will the music of the future sound like? This live music symposium takes you on a journey of exploration, from the very first experiments up to the present day, with pioneering innovations, musicians and composers. Sirens, tape recorders, vintage synthesizers and spatial experiments are presented, giving a foretaste of the future, including Weval, Applescal, Michel de Hey, James Oesi, Maarten Vos (Kytopia), Bram Hakkens, Aart Strootman, Artur Jaschke, Diamanda Dramm and Interbellum.

PastPresentFuture will appear at three Dutch venues: Paradiso in Amsterdam on 16 October, the Grand Theatre in Groningen on 19 October, and the Stadsgehoorzaal in Leiden on 7 December. The programme will vary from venue to venue, starting off with a symposium in which you switch from role to role – from uninformed visitor to listener, and from guinea-pig to trendwatcher. This will be followed by the main programme, involving the great fusion in music and time.

A chronological sequence of live percussion surround-sound will sweep over the audience: Edgard Varese’s Ionisation (13 percussionists), Moondog’s Invocation, Pierre Schaeffer’s Etudes de Bruit, György Ligeti’s Continuum, Aart Strootman’s Aphex Twin and Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians. Live music will gradually make way for completely electronic music, with Weval (in Amsterdam), Applescal (in Groningen) and Michel de Hey (in Leiden).

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Concerts

Fri, December 7, 2018
Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden
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Fri, October 19, 2018
Grand Theatre, Groningen
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Tue, October 16, 2018
Paradiso, Amsterdam
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