Short Is The Night


Music from dusk till dawn

Our pagan ancestors had some fine customs. Every year in june, they celebrated exuberantly during midsummer night, through the summer solstice, the shortest night of the year.

Time to breathe new life into this tradition. Handelsbeurs Concert Hall provides a night full of intimate music, making sure the shortest night passes by slowly.

Minimal music

This second edition, we spend the night with the pure music by Ictus & Liesa Van der Aa, dancer Fumiyo Ikeda (ROSAS), long drinks and good company.

These are photos of the previous edition:

De Kortste Nacht 25/06/2016

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Pierluigi Billone
Mani. De Leonardis for suspensions and glass

Christopher Trapani, Larry Polansky
American lament, met Liesa Van der Aa

Michael Pisaro

Jürg Frey
Streichquartet II

Morton Feldman & Fumiyo Ikeda
Piano and string quartet

James Tenney
Having never written one note for percussion

Michael Pisaro
Hearing Metal, for Electric Guitar and percussion

Erik Satie
Sports et Divertissements (selection)

Christophe Guiraud
Hier Picra Hellébores for 7-string e-guitar

Gavin Bryars
The Sinking of The Titanic, for string quartet and tape

Jürg Frey
50 Sächelchen for solo guitar

Michael Pisaro
Closed Categories in Cartesian Worlds for crotales and electronic sounds

Pierluigi Billone
Mani. Gonxha

Ictus & Liesa Van der Aa
Liesa Van der Aa (voice), Fumiyo Ikeda (dance), George van Dam (violin), Igor Semenoff (violin), Aurélie Entringer (alto), Geert De Bièvre (cello), Jean-Luc Fafchamps (piano), Jean-Luc Plouvier (piano), Tom Pauwels (guitar), Tom De Cock (percussion), Alex Fostier (sound)

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