Where singing is done is the debut novel of writer Shula Tas, who after graduating from the Conservatory as a singer never sang another note. Pianist Mattias Spee and cellist Chieko Donker Duyvis are two young musicians who go their own paths. They are quirky, or perhaps stubborn, depending how you look at it. They compose their own music and leave a lot of room for improvisation and spontaneous ideas. What began as a classical ensemble, performing famous pieces by famous names, has evolved into an experimental duo that likes to explore uncharted paths.
Tonight is first at the Grachtenfestival: what do you expect when you put a writer with a conservatory background on stage with two young, stubborn musicians? Expect a special, substantive concert full of inspiration and cross-references.
'What a gem, this debut! Moving, brave, beautifully written. Jealously good.'
Hanneke Groenteman about the novel Where singing is done