Basklarinet Festijn

The Basklarinet Festijn is a biennial event featuring the bass clarinet in contemporary composed and improvised music.
We organise concerts, education, commission new works and bring international specialists together.
In 2014-2018 we organised with success 26 concerts and 10 workshops/masterclasses.
12 new pieces were commissioned and performed.
Direction: Fie Schouten & Tobias Klein

Basklarinet Festijn, 4th edition 3 nov – 25 dec 2020
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Bass clarinet: Fie Schouten, Jelte Althuis, Tobias Klein, Oguz Büyükberber, Rudi Mahall,  Evan Ziporyn, Naama Reuven
Percussion: Ches Smith, Rie Watanabe, Tatiana Koleva, Bart de Vrees
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Aki Takase piano, Henny Heikens orgel, Eva van de Poll cello

NEW COMPOSITIONS: Hanna Kulenty (2bcl, vlc, vibraphone), Ruud Roelofsen (bcl, perc, vlc), Bart de Vrees (2bcl, vibraph, organ), Tobias Klein (2bcl, 2perc), Oguz Büyükberber (2bcl, 2perc), Georges Aperghis (2bcl, perc, Dutch premiere)

IN: Amsterdam, Utrecht, Tilburg, Leiden, Rotterdam, Groningen, Nijmegen, Haarlem & Turkey (Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir)

Bass clarinet & percussion / percussive music > more info

Basklarinet Festijn 2018, 3rd edition more information click here
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Bass clarinet: Louis Sclavis (F), Tobias Klein, Germaine Sijstermans, Fie Schouten, Jelte Althuis, Oğuz Büyükberber, Joris Roelofs, Carl Rosman (D), Steffen Schorn (D), Marij van Gorkom
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Dominique Pifarély – violin, Vincent Courtois, Eva van de Poll – cello, Beltane Ruiz Molina, Florentin Ginot – double bas, Keiko Shichijo – piano, Claron McFadden, Kristina Fuch – soprano, voice, Nora Mulder – organ, Jeroen Kimman, Anton Goudsmit – guitar, Johnny Chang – viola

NEW COMPOSITIONS: Michael Finnissy Tussen Rede en Gevoel (2bcl, vlc, cb), Georgia Nicolaou Black Sand (2bcl, vlc), Frederik Neyrinck 4 Fragments (bcl, cb), Tobias Klein Pore (3 cbcl, organ) 37FERN (2bcl, 2voice), Oğuz Büyükberber 37FERN (2bcl, 2voice), Carmen Vanderveken Jeux (bcl, vlc, gt)

IN: Amsterdam, Groningen, Nijmegen, Tilburg, Utrecht, Maastricht, Den Bosch, Leuven (B)


Basklarinet Festijn 2016, 2nd edition more information click here
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Armand Angster (F), Michael Riessler (D), Duo Petra Stump & Heinz-Peter Linshalm (AT), Stephan Vermeersch (B)
From the Netherlands: Jelte Althuis, Fie Schouten, Tobias Klein, Laura Carmichael, Marij van Gorkom, Oguz Büyükberber

NEW COMPOSITIONS 2016
Ig Henneman Featherlight Monkeys (bcl trio), Vanessa Lann Lather, rinse repeat (bcl 4tet), Martin Brandlmayr Utopia Parkway (bcl trio), Tobias Klein Rant (10 bcl), Héctor Moro Eulysia (8 bcl)

IN: Amsterdam, Utrecht, Groningen, Nijmegen, Enschede, Maastricht, Heerlen, Antwerpen (B)

Basklarinet Festijn 2014, 1st edition more information click here
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Harry Sparnaay, Ernesto Molinari (CH), Claudio Puntin (D), Steffen Schorn (D),
Jelte Althuis, Fie Schouten, Tobias Klein, Ainhoa Miranda, Laura Carmichael, Oguz Büyükberber

NEW COMPOSITION: Tobias Klein Too dark to read (9 bcl)

IN: Amsterdam, Groningen, Den Bosch