Maand: oktober 2019

Trio Basilova/Fridman/Napolov


Helena Basilova- piano; Maya Fridman- cello; Konstantyn Napolov- percussion

Pianist Helena Basilova, cellist Maya Fridman and percussionist Konstantyn Napolov are being drawn together by a mutual passion for new music and by the endless search for new colours and new sounds in music.
Since 2018 they form this exciting and unique ensemble, working closely together with composers of today, creating new compositions and broadening the boundaries of existing repertoire.

Programme 1
Daniel Wohl Microscope (trio + soundtrack, 2019) 10’
Tobias PM Schneid Pas de Trios (2018) 13’
Aart Strootman Obscure Atlas Sg-3 (trio, 2018) 20’
Ina Meredi Finding Gravity (trio, 2018) 10’
For a programme with interval we add:
Christian Dieck DIS-Connect (2018) 12’
Programme 2 with duos and solos
Louis Andriessen Woodpacker (percussion solo, 1999) 7’
Aart Strootman Obscure Atlas Sg-3 (trio, 2018) 20’
Henriëtte Bosmans Nuit Calme (cello & piano, 1926) 7’
Jan Peter de Graaf The Bells of St. Clement’s: I.Oranges and lemons 9’
Ina Meredi Finding Gravity (trio, 2018) 10’
Manuel Da Falla Siete Canciones Populares (cello & percussion, 1914) 15’
Daniel Wohl Microscope (trio + soundtrack, 2019) 10’

In 2020, it is 130 years ago that one of the greatest Dutch artists Vincent van Gogh died. Trio Basilova/Fridman/Napolov have asked three composers to write new works for the trio, drawing their inspiration from paintings by Van Gogh or his live story.

The composers are the American Molly Joyce who works with German writer and David Lang is the curator of this project. They will write 8 songs (20’)

Dutch composer Martijn Padding has recommended his student, composer from Venezuela Martín Francisco Mayo, for writing the encore piece. He is inspired by the painting Wheatfield with Crows (4’)

The third composer is the Dutch Robin de Raaff, who wants to write a 22 minutes piece.

The paintings will be shown during the concert when a beamer is available or can be performed with action-painting. To be discussed.

Programme 4 with String Orchestra
Triple Concerto by David Lang


Marion von Tilzer, composition/piano

Lulu Wang, text

Maya Fridman, cello/vocals

The performance Ten Songs of Change is a Concert Poem. It is based on the Yi Jing, the ancient Chinese book of wisdom, possibly the oldest book on the planet. Like other monuments of human culture, it was a cooperative effort spanning many centuries. The oldest ideas in the book were probably handed down by the elders of nomadic tribes. These early authors observed the stars and tides, plants and animals, various cycles of natural events, as well as patterns of relationship in families and societies, the practice of business, craft of government and the grim art of warfare and the eternal human dramas

of love, ambition, conflict and honour. And instead of creating a fixed chart of the cosmos, they put together a guide to the way things change: a fluid interconnected system of relations: the 8 trigrams and 64 hexagrams. My inspiration for the music came from the emotional aspects attributed to the eight trigrams, which form the basic elements in nature. During the process of writing the music, something special happened: the energy of each trigram I was composing the music for, appeared in various areas of my life. Having such tangible experience of the trigrams enabled me to transform the experience in a very direct way into music. The order of the trigrams presented in our performance forms an entire cycle of day and night, as each trigram also represents a specific time of day. We begin and end at nighttime. (Marion von Tilzer)

The Movements:

Introduction & Prologue; Water; Mountain; Thunder; Wind;  Fire; Earth; Lake; Heaven; Epilogue/Night Song

This project was premiered at the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam on August 14th 2019.