After a year of contemplation about the subject of my master research, I started to work together with Martine Zeeman in creating a performance based on Martijn Paddings Cow music, with the goal to enrich the performance with theatrical elements. This resulted in a 35-minute theatrical performance of the otherwise 10-minute long solo piece. Together with the rest of the accordion class of the Hague, we made this into a concert of 1,5 hours in the “Theaterhuis Zeep aan zee” in Noordwijk 20 december 2017.
Comments from the audience included:
“I have never been to a contemporary music performance, but because of this theatrical approach and the accessibility, the performance gained, I’m very interested in attending a contemporary music concert even without theatricality!
“I have never seen so many accordions in a performance and most of them didn’t even play!”
This last comment is something to review for future concerts…