Tickets: € 10 – € 27,50
Blues for Gilbert
Based in The Hague, percussionist Konstantyn Napolov is dedicated to new music and works with leading composers. He prefers to fill the stage with a wide variety of instruments. He does the same in the Paleiskerk. In Droplets by Christiaan Richter he plays a large arsenal of objects, gongs and instruments from Chinese opera. In four movements, the rhythmic processes of nature, such as falling raindrops, sound in a counterpoint of different rhythms. It takes superhuman mastery to combine these wildly complex patterns. This is what Napolov excels at. You can’t help but listen breathlessly.
On other instruments he plays nature-inspired solo pieces by Louis Andriessen, John Psathas, Tansy Davies, Mark Glentworth and Nicolas Martynciow. For Eva by Remy Alexander, artist Rob van den Broek built a new percussion instrument.