Arthur Wagenaar - Close Call

(The Netherlands)

Arthur Wagenaar Close Call by Arthur Wagenaar
Arthur Wagenaar Close Call by Arthur Wagenaar
  • artist:Arthur Wagenaar - Close Call
  • event type:Classical:NEXT 19 Daytime Showcase
  • date:16 May 2019
  • time:12:00 - 12:30
  • city/area:Rotterdam
  • venue:Eduard Flipse Zaal (first floor), de Doelen
  • country:Netherlands
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


In CLOSE CALL your smartphone is a musical instrument. And you are not just an audience member, but a musician in a crazy band with three drummers.

Download the special app Close Call Live and play along! Your phone can do much more than you think. But are you playing your phone, or is your phone playing you...?

Arthur Wagenaar is a Dutch composer and musician. He has a deep love for rock bands, theatre, opera and classical music and his own music is usually a mixture of all of this. He also loves to invent his own instruments, mechanical or electronic, such as the ‘Rampaphone’, a string instrument nine meters in length, the ‘Kleurwerper’, played by juggling, and of course the Close Call Live app. Besides his band Susies Haarlok, in which he plays all kinds of keyboards, he works with various music and theatre groups, including Orkater, Young Gangsters, Tafel van Vijf, Duo Leeghwater, and Dutch National Opera.

Joep Hendrickx, phone master
Tjalling Schrik, drums
Marijn Korff de Gidts, drums
Boy van Ooijen, drums
Dodó Kis, EWI
Sarah Jeffery, EWI
Lotte Pen, tenor saxophone
Matthias Konrad, trombone
Axel Schappert, bass trombone


Arthur Wagenaar
Close Call