Ensemble Houthandel BE worked together with the British composer Philip Feeney during the dance performances 'Peter and the Wolf' by production house ‘In the Wings’.
After this inspiring encounter Houthandel commissioned the composer to write the music for a new production of Ensemble Houthandel BE.
As from season 2012-2013 Houthandel presents the amazing production "Do You Remember?" , where both Philip Feeney as the ensemble stress what they think is important in a performance: prickling the senses!
Composer Philip Feeney was looking for a totally personal Houthandel-story for "Do You Remember?". The five musicians of the ensemble told him their big and small memories, sometimes funny or moving, sometimes thrilling or sad. Inspired by their memories Feeney composed an anecdotic work that tells about a shrinking letter box, the magic of theater, a tender grandmother and much more!
A visual performance with the sounds of a contemporary, joyful composer and brought to you with a renewed look by the Houthandel musicians.
More information on the composer: www.philipfeeney.com.
Sarah Vermeyen: flute
Evy Van Dongen: clarinet
Maarten Wijnen: oboe
Rogier Steel: horn
Jonas Coomans: bassoon
Music: Philip Feeney
Production: Sybrand van der Werf
Prologue: Meet and Greet
Concerning the Shrinking Letter Box
Relating to a Scary Leap
Of Insomniac Cows and Terrifying Bulls
Relating to an unwelcome Gnome Dance
Wherein we meet the Loud Family
A Tender Grandmother
An Encounter with Klezmer
On Milk and Distress
Of Canyons and Oceans
Concerning an Enchanted Stage
Alone, with a nod at Salieri
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