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Ensemble VONK merges saxophone, clarinet, percussion and soprano in an innovative blend. Four musicians and a composer cooperate to create new productions. Openminded and boundary-breaking, the ensemble has built up a new repertoire since its founding in 2015. The interaction between composer and musicians provides both the creative process as well as the joy of performing a great deal of energy. In one of their latest project ‘Songs for VONK’, curated by composer Nicoline Soeter, Ensemble VONK invited composers Bec Plexus and Molly Joyce to devise songs on the theme of evolution. The result is a collection of songs that fluctuates between contemporary and classical music and indie pop, breaking down genres and growing it new. In 2018 singer songwriter/composer Liesa van der Aa composed two songs for the ensemble. In 2019 jazz improvisor and composer Morris Kliphuis wrote a new song.

In March 2019 VONK presented their first album ‘Whose arm is that? on CD and Spotify. The ensemble performed at November Music, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (GB), Transit Festival (BE), Gaudeamus, Grachtenfestival, Muziektheaterdagen Amsterdam and Cross-Linx.

Team

Concerts

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A songbook of rare feelings
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October
2022
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VONK & Stadscomponist Tilburg
Shape Created with Sketch.  Mariakerk Tilburg
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VONK & Stadscomponist Tilburg
Shape Created with Sketch.  LocHal Tilburg
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Projects

A songbook of rare feelings

A songbook of rare feelings is a program with new poetry and compositions, written for VONK. For this project, composer Nicoline Soeter...

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Gaudeamus Award Ensemble

VONK is Gaudeamus Award Ensemble in 2021. Four composers are competing for the Gaudeamus Award, the annual incentive prize for young composers....

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City composer Tilburg

City composer Mathijs Leeuwis wrote a composition for Moerenburg. Put on your headphones and take a walk in this urban mirage. You...

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GROND Music Theatre

Ensemble VONK and Steve Aernouts play GROND, a coproduction by VONK, Tilt, Het Zuidelijk Toneel & Podium Bloos. Five musicians and an...

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VONK Live

SONGS for VONK 2018/2019

A crossover between contemporary composed and avant-garde pop. For VONK's debut album and the songs for VONK project, composer and co-creator Nicoline...

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Wunderkammer MUSIC THEATRE

Five musicians and an actress move in and around five wooden showcases. A living sound installation that also includes the inner world,...

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VONK Live

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