20-5 Space is the Place: How Town + Four by Four

Space is the Place: How Town + Four by Four

May 20, 2015

How Town is an ensemble led by composer/bassist Lennart Heyndels performing vocal music. It combines today’s popular music with the intricacies of classical music and the freedom of jazz. The main focus of the ensemble lies in the exploration of new ways in which the voice can be used within this multi-style context.

Four by Four takes original music as the basis for improvisation. Their pieces are both clear and fickle, irregular in form. They are no straitjacket, rather a fifth band member that gives the improvisations a certain character. Four by Four’s music ranges from tranquil to contemplative to exhuberant.