Den Haag Tribute 2.0
new works by
Maya Verlaak, Grzegorz Marciniak and Assaf Gidron
performed by LCollective, featuring Teodora Stepančić on keyboards.
Maya, Grzegorz, Assaf and Teodora met at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague (Netherlands). They spent time together and made music in the vibrant, international community of musicians and artists, organized concerts, formed ensembles, and never lost touch with each other.
Maya Verlaak focuses on analyzing a given context (place, musician, instrument, etiquette, conventions, history) as a way to creating and structuring material for her work. In doing so, distance is an important attitude to make room for reflection, critical analysis and humor. She is one of the curators of ‘Post-Paradise’ concert series in Birmingham (UK) and composition teacher at the Conservatoire of Amsterdam (NL). http://maya.ricercata.org/
Grzegorz Marciniak, composer and performer born in Szczecin, studied composition at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, karnatic music at the Conservatory in Amsterdam and bassoon at the Music Academy in Poznań. Founder and leader of Omega Impact. https://notsonorth.com/
Assaf Gidron, composer, musician and sound designer originally from Tel Aviv, lived in the UK and the Netherlands before moving to Brooklyn where he writes and performs music, works in film sound, runs the Big Family Audio Co. studio and uploads images to the @moreshapes Instagram page. He is co-founder of LCollective and Love Records. https://assafgidron.com/about/
Piano+ is a concert series dedicated to new experimental music, highlighting artistic practices that reaffirm generosity, introspection and non-hierarchical forms of participation and music making, and devoted to the creation of a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages artistic exploration within a supportive, diverse and non-competitive community. We invite composers, performers and audiences into an intimate listening experience, a space for sharing sounds, ideas and music, for open minds and ears. Piano+ started in 2017 and is curated and organized by composer and pianist Teodora Stepančić. It’s third season is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council.
next: April 5th, 7pm, Spectrum