Hesbjerg revisited

Pitch at Classical:Next 2018

Performing at an abandoned castle
Performing at an abandoned castle
The audience recording the event
Performing at an abandoned castle
  • event type:Conference
  • date:17 May 2018 - 17 May 2018
  • time:13.30
  • city/area:Rotterdam
  • venue:Classical: Next 2018
  • country:Netherlands
  • style(s):Contemporary, Classical Music
  • event submitted by:Via Artis Konsort


”A concert? A performance? A site-specific music installation? A video shoot? […] All these terms fit Via Artis Konsort's contribution to the festival Mod.Strøm. […] Atmospheric, demanding silence […] A weeping cello leads us into the next room. Floor boards creek, cracked window panes, tapestry that seems to peel itself off the walls. A soprano voice somewhere. Where is she? We gather around and follow the sounds into a large room occupied by a huge circus domino installation […] We are going upstairs. Can the staircase carry our weight? The rooms on the first floor resonate with Russian orthodox music, viola da gamba and Italian vocal grace […] Now we have gotten familiar with the concept, the unexpected, the paradox, the contrasting and the anachronistic […] It all makes sense when we stand in the garden and listen to the full ensemble and a choir singing from the open windows ”The Day Retreats”. Night is falling, the windows are closing, the building goes to rest, and the bats take over.” (Mikael Krarup, Fyens Stifttidende, September 16, 2017)