• Vocal debut in Paris

Gertrude Stein - photo Cecil Beaton
 photo Cecil Beaton
Earlier today I have received a very beautiful new libretto by Adam Frank in my inbox ! Now even more thrilled to be premiering What Happened | Plays (2019): a brandnew opera written for my voice and ensemble Dedalus (FR), composed by Samuel Vriezen (NL) – inspired by the eponymous abstract play by Gertrude Stein. The world premiere (June 26th 2019) held at the marvelous interiors of Hotel de Lauzun will also mark my debut as a vocalist in … Paris !
Click here for info and here for pictures of our rehearsals in Paris

• Organo nominated

FPK_LOGO (langwerpig)

Organo has been nominated for the pre-selection of the most prestigious composition prize in the Netherlands: Matthijs Vermeulenprijs 2019. Finals will be announced this summer by the Performing Arts Fund of The Netherlands.

Organo remains available via Bandcamp for 7.99 € or any price you are happy to support us with.

Meanwhile: Huge Gratitude for all the beautiful response to Organo’s self-titled debut album (December 2018). Heartwarming !

• Sogokuru @ CTM Festival

CTM 2019 Radiolab - PersistenceSogokuru my new performative installation and part two of my series (Non) Humanism & Animism will get premiered early 2019 at CTM Festival in Berlin. Sogokuru literally means grandfather in Kinyarwanda and will be an ode to the incredible resilience and wisdom of my nearly 109 year old Rwandan grandfather: a HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISH, loud and proud, for everyone to be heard!

Sogokuru is the winning project of CTM Radiolab 2019, realised in the framework of “CTM 2019 – PERSISTENCE“, and is a co-production with CTM Festival and Deutschlandfunk Kultur. It is co-funded by Deutschlandfunk Kultur and ORF. With support of Musikprotokoll im Steirischen Herbst, Goethe Institut and The Wire Magazine. The first phase of this project was commissioned by Gaudeamus and supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten.