silence #32: roland dahinden and jan pieterszoon sweelinck

5 November 2021

On 5 November, in the Silence series, a concert featuring new work by Swiss composer Roland Dahinden in contrast with music by Sweelinck will take place. The Silence concerts are held on every first Friday of the month at 8 a.m.; they uniquely combine morning light and music at sunrise.

For this concert, Swiss composer Roland Dahinden (1962), in collaboration with Gareth Davis, created a series of new, spatial compositions for trombone, bass clarinet, organ, loudspeakers and the bells of the Oude Kerk. The second element in this concert is a series of psalms by Sweelinck (1562-1621) in a new arrangement performed by instruments including bass clarinet, cello, viola, flute and voice. This way, the magnificent acoustics of the Oude Kerk allow different sound worlds to connect: those of electronics, the main organ, wind instruments and the sixteenth-century music of Sweelinck’s psalms.

Roland Dahinden, Gareth Davis (bass clarinet), Oene van Geel (violin), Pau Sola Masafrets (cello), Louisa Rocha (violin), Emily Bannister (recorder), bell ringers’ guild of the Oude Kerk.

silence #32
5 November 2021, 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Foto: © Maarten Nauw