What do today's twenty-somethings sound like? Toonzetters is a kaleidoscopic concert of twenty young Dutch composers. Different styles and characters, from neo-romantic to jazzy and from minimal to 'maximal' music, pass in review at high speed. For over an hour, a lively portrait of contemporary music unfolds, performed by four top young musicians and supported by hypnotic film images. == Toonzetters is a kaleidoscopic concert in which twenty young Dutch composers take you into their story. Different styles and characters, from neo-romantic percussion to indie rock on piano or jazzy electronics pass in rapid succession. Over the course of an hour, a vivid picture of the era of music today unfolds. Add to this the energetic playing of four excellent Dutch musicians, combined with the hypnotic film images of Bowie Verschuuren and the direction of Jos van Kan, and the tone seems to be set for a unique concert. Works by Alexandre Kordzaia, Arjan Linker, Boris Bezemer, Bram Kortekaas, Celia Swart, Dimitri Geelhoed, Frieda Gustavs, Julian Schneemann, Jan-Peter de Graaff, Karmit Fadael, Martín Mayo, Mathilde Wantenaar, Melle Heij, Nils Davidse, Nuno Lobo, Primo Ish-Hurwitz, Ramin Amin Tafreshi, Rick van Veldhuizen, Thomas van Dun and Tijmen van Tol. Agostinho Sequeira, percussion Arjan Jongsma, percussion Ramon van Engelenhoven, piano Shane van Neerden, piano Primo Ish-Hurwitz, artistic leader Bowie Verschuuren, film Jos van Kan, director

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Oranjewoud Festival is a low-threshold, multifaceted and stimulating music festival in the fairytale parkland of Oranjewoud near Heerenveen (Friesland) | May 30 to June 2, 2024

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