Mutu Ensemble (The Netherlands)
Mutu is a group of versatile international performers who play contemporary and 'com-- provised' music. Its instrumentation (flute, clarinet, trombone, percussion, female voice, cello, electronics) has been designed to suit multidisciplinary contexts, making Mutu a chameleonic ensemble with natural habitats ranging from concert halls and opera houses to theatres and dance podia. Mutu commissions new compositions and keeps new work alive by reprogramming it in new contexts.
Yannick Hiwat (The Netherlands)
With high flexibility, violinist Yannick Hiwat (1988) manoeuvrs between the worlds of classical, jazz and improvised music. Renowned for innovating the violin both as an acoustic and amplified instrument with his signature seven-string mezzoviolin, he is currently touring as a soloist. In 2015, Yannick became artist in residence in Rotterdam's de Doelen Concert Hall.
Scordatura Ensemble (The Netherlands)
Scordatura Ensemble grew initially from a project to perform works by Harry Partch, making copies of this unique instruments. The ensemble explores music by a range of contemporary composers and sound artists and looks toward new tuning systems as a way of expanding the harmonic vocabulary of music. Their concerts feature 'classics' of microtonal and spectral music together with new commissions. CDs released by Mode Records (New York), Divine Arts/Métier Records (UK), Ergodos (Ireland) and Pogus (New York).
Chamber Opera DE GRENS (The Netherlands)
De Grens - a historical chamber opera with a contemporary twist. A historical event with a contemporary twist, wrapped into a compact chamber opera: De Grens is an attractive performance of 25 up to 45 minutes that brings new music close to the audience. The length is flexible because the two scenes can be performed separately. Due to its small setup - two singers and five instrumentalists - De Grens can be performed both in concert halls and on less traditional locations, such as industrial buildings or living rooms, and even multiple times on the same days. The opera makes use of unique film material from 1918, supplemented with new footage.
Lunch with the Residents is supported by Dutch Performing Arts, a programme of the Performing Arts Fund NL.