Early in the morning the Oude Kerk is a meditative oasis in the city, with an enervating sunrise that casts light through the church’s towering windows. At this early hour you can enjoy the Silence music programme, which provides a contemplative contrast to the normally hectic city centre.
the instrument of troubled dreams
Musicians have been performing concerts at the Oude Kerk for 400 years, usually music in ‘self-contained units’: the hermetical counterpoints of Sweelinck’s choral music, the walls of organ sound of prestigious Bach pieces. Cardiff & Miller’s The Instrument of Troubled Dreamsopens up the way people perform and listen to music, creates new spaces and balances sounds with silences. The Silenceconcerts performed during the exhibition ‘The Instrument of Troubled Dreams’ are in keeping with this approach. Two small and intimate concerts will be performed in the choir of the church and, as a counterpoint, two big concerts will spaciously resonate in the entire church space.
The last Silence concert on April 5th will be performed in the choir of the church and revolve directly around ‘The Instrument of Troubled Dreams’. They will be intimate concerts; a meeting between musicians from the Dutch music world and the aesthetics of Cardiff & Miller.
5 April 2019, 08:00 – 09:00
Oude Kerk, Oudekerksplein (de wallen), Amsterdam
afbeelding: maarten nauw