Inside the mind of a composer

Inside the
mind of
a composer

How does music originate? Where do the notes come from? Do composers just make up a tune or does the melody impose itself? Are strong emotions the breeding room of impassioned music or is silence a condition for a musical storm?

When the arrangers of Calefax are getting into a score, in a way they are taking a look inside the head of a composer. When composing, sometimes love or maddness are playing a role, but also self-assertion or money worries can be big incentives.

In this program, Calefax is showing the audience how music is being born, is developing itself and finally is showing itself in full glory to the world. The pieces of music will be framed by spoken words, written by stage director Titus Tiel Groenstege.

Completely in the style of Calefax, the program exists out of arrangements of (existing) compositions (we are looking into the heads of Bach, Debussy and Schumann) but also of a brand new composition, written by dutch composer Jan Vriend, titled Calefactotum

Past concerts

Thu 6 Dec 20.00 Inside the mind of a composer TivoliVredenburg Utrecht / NL
Sun 9 Dec 14.30 Inside the mind of a composer De Doelen Rotterdam / NL
Fri 14 Dec 20.00 Inside the mind of a composer ECI Cultuurfabriek Roermond / NL
Sun 16 Dec 11.30 Inside the mind of a composer Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden / NL