Space is the Place: Duo Michiel Braam/Annelie Koning + Ab Baars/Joost Buis

Thursday, February 28, music starts 21:00, €8 / students € 5


For the Grachtenfestival 2018, Annelie Koning (voice) composed the programme ‘Hemelval’, comprising poetry of Gerbrand Bredero (1585-1618). In a duo with Michiel Braam (piano), the compositions merge with improvisations into a musical world that brings the old work of Bredero into a fresh light of contemporary music. Dutch pianist Michiel Braam combines exceptional virtuosity with a playful unpredictability. His infectious dynamic and percussive style is strictly his own. His unexpected, sometimes comic meanderings are never abstract or obtuse, but always rooted in the material. Braam takes you on a wild and surprising journey, but makes sure that you don’t get lost. Annelie Koning is a Dutch experimental vocalist and composer. In June 2017 she graduated from the ArtEZ conservatory in Arnhem (direction Jazz & Pop). In her work, she combines composed parts with improvisation in which she continuously explores the possibilities of her voice.

Annelie Koning – voice | Michiel Braam – piano

Two heavyweights meet up for a duo performance

Ab Baars – saxophone, clarinet, shakuhachi | Joost Buis – trombone