Nov

24

Utrecht

The One I Feed

Premiere van Genevieve Murphy's werk 'The One I Feed tijdens November Music 's Hertogenbosch waarin Genevieve TOEAC tot ultieme onzekerheid binnen de live performance forceert, hoorbaar én zichtbaar voor het publiek.


One evening, an elderly Cherokee brave told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
 
 “My dear one, the battle between two ‘wolves’ is inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.
 
 The other is good. It is: joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
 
 The grandson thought about it for a moment and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf wins?”
 
 The old Cherokee replied, “The one you feed.”

Nov

25

15:00

Nieuwe Kerk, Den Haag

Psalm 151

In het nieuwe werk Psalm 151 van Boudewijn Tarenskeen vertolken zeven zangers van Cappella Amsterdam samen met het accordeonduo TOEAC acht zeer verschillende interpretaties van psalmen. Dichters, romanciers en essayisten onder wie gelovigen, afvalligen en bekeerlingen, schreven acht hoogstpersoonlijke liedteksten, variërend van een woordloze haiku tot een vuistdik pamflet. De teksten van o.a. Freek de Jonge, Judith Herzberg en Ramsey Nasr, vormen het uitgangspunt van Tarenskeens compositie.

Het leek Tarenskeen haast impertinent: schrijvers om een ‘appendix voor Davids oeuvre’ te vragen. De 150 psalmen uit de Bijbel, veelal toegeschreven aan koning David, bezingen het menselijk lijden en verlangen. Ze vinden hun oorsprong in het Oude Testament, richten zich uitsluitend tot God en zijn al 25 eeuwen in kerken te horen. Niettemin zeiden de schrijvers ja, tussen honger en huiver.

Programma:
Boudewijn Tarenskeen - Psalm 151  

Uitvoerenden:
Cappella Amsterdam

TOEAC: 
Renée Bekkers, Pieternel Berkers - accordeon

Full agenda

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The classical accordion duo TOEAC consists of Renée Bekkers (1985) and Pieternel Berkers (1986). They studied at Fontys Academy of Music (Netherlands) where they both succeeded their Bachelor cum laude and at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with Geir Draugsvoll and James Crabb where they both succeeded Masters cum laude. At the moment they follow the soloist-class at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with Geir Draugsvoll.

TOEAC has been awarded several prizes: ‘Dutch Accordion-Competition’, ‘Prinses Christina-Concours’ (The Netherlands), ‘Grand-Prix International (France), ‘Premio Internazionale di Fisarmonica (Italy)’, ‘Grachtenfestival Conservatorium-Concours’ (The Netherlands), Vriendenkrans-concours/Het Debuut (The Netherlands) and Legatkonkurrencen (Denmark).

TOEAC played for several television programmes and radio programmes, national and international. Pieternel and Renée are also co-operating with other artists as conductors, writers, visual artists, live-electronic composers, documentarians, dancers and actors as o.a. Michael Schonwandt, Micha Hamel, Ernst van Tiel, Ed Spanjaard, Kader Abdollah, Regina van Berkel en duo Strijbos van Rijswijk. They worked with orchestras such as ‘het Radio Filharmonisch Orkest’, ‘Orkest de Volharding’, ‘het  Schönberg ensemble’, ‘het Nieuw Ensemble’, ‘het Malando Orkest’, ‘Metropole Orkest’ and ‘het Rotterdams Kamerorkest’. 

New compositions were written for them by G. Beljon, B.B. Skjelbred, C. Meijering, N. Huijbregts, B. de Murashkin, B. Richter, B. Skjelbred, E. Caine en N. Whiteman. Dobbelconcerto's were written by C. Farmakis and N. Ioakeim. 

TOEAC plays concerts in Indonesië, South-Africa, China, Canada, England, Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Turkey and The Netherlands. Pieternel and Renée played at several famous festivals such as Cheltenham  Festival, Festival de Saintes, Festival van Vlaanderen, Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, Rheingau Festival, Festival Aardklop, Kultur im Kreis, etc. 

The first CD 'NORDIC MUSIC' appeared in 2012, recently the CD 'TOEAC pictures...' was released.

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