STRP x Muziekgebouw

Event

When: April 5th, 20:00 - 00:00

STRP and Muziekgebouw Eindhoven find eachother in the desire to give upcoming new talent and innovative arts a leading role on stage. Under sublabel Felt, the Muziekgebouw creates “an oasis within the bustle of everyday life” in answer to the haste and hype, where there is a place for music that goes deeper and slows down.

So, take it nice and easy as you let yourself be overwhelmed by a triple bill from one of the greatest talents in the neo-classical music scene. “Whether we label it neo-classical, cross-over, ambient, indie-classical, contemporary composed or deep focus, music produced by young talents with a classical approach is getting increasingly popular. Finding a balance between in-depth exploration, a human pace, interest and focus appears to be more and more important.” (– BrabantCultuur on Felt)

James McVinnie

Pianist and organist James McVinnie proves that time travel is not a fabrication: his work encompasses music from the 16th century to modern day. McVinnie works together with great names such as Martin Creed, Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), David Lang and Bryce Dessner (The National). His debut album Cycles (2013) was written by the classical-modern composer Nico Muhly. During STRP Festival, McVinnie breathes new life into the church organ of the Paterskerk, where he plays music by Philip Glass and Squarepusher, among others.

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Shards

Shards

Kieran Brunt sings and makes music. What began with a childhood in the school choir and an adolescence playing in bands, has now developed into two professional, personal projects as a composer: electro-choir Shards and indietronic outfit Strange Boy.

Vocal group Shards is a collection of friends and “friends of friends”, each with their own background as singer, composer, conductor or member of a band. Initially brought together to form a new choir during a festival by Nils Frahm in the Barbican, Shards has since worked together with various composers and artists, including Nico Muhley, Michael Price and Anna von Hausswolff. Their debut album FIND SOUND (2019) is an enchanting mixture of classical vocals, drums and dreamy electronics.

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Strange Boy Alex Kozobolis

Strange Boy

Strange Boy (a duo project together with composer Matt Huxley) blends electronic structures with part sampled, part live vocals. The title number from their last album, Suburbia (2018), is a “hazy recollection of growing up in suburbia” where sleepy parks, quiet streets and friends’ houses suddenly form the landscape for personal and sexual exploration. Brunt explains the feeling that goes with this: “I wanted the lyrics and sound-world to capture the excitement and danger of it all.”

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Location

Location will be announced soon!

Date
& Time

  • 5 Apr
    20:00 – 00:00