The duo consisting of bass clarinetist Fie Schouten and Katharina Gross is dedicated to a contemporary, international repertoire that treats the instruments in a gestural and primal way and celebrates low frequencies and near-speech sounds with a particular delight in creaking, buzzing and clattering in order to cast them in experimental forms. Katharina Gross and the Dutch composer Jan van de Putte have been working together for many years. The duo begins their first concert season together with new works written for the duo by Jan van de Putte and Seung-Won Oh. The Gift is the title of Van de Putte’s work. It is about a theatrical dialogue between the two instruments, representing the often difficult and multidimensional process of composing.

The duo performs on tour in Austria in October 2022, followed by concerts in the Netherlands (nieuwe noten amsterdam, Moderne Muziek Nijmegen a.o.) and concerts and master classes/ workshops in Turkey and Portugal.

12 Oct 2022 19:00 Karner Hartberg (AT)
13 Oct 2022
20:00 Alte Schmiede Vienna (AT) info
14 Oct 2022 19:00 KunstGarten Graz (AT) info
supported by FPK
The Gift (2022) Jan van de Putte | Modular 3 (2022) Seung-Won Oh
Aulos (1972) Theo Loevendie | Echo de Cleves A (2020 cello solo), Echo de Cleves B (2020 bass clarinet solo) – Frederik Neyrinck

20 Nov 2022, 15:00 Plein Theater Amsterdam tickets
concertseries Nieuwe Noten Amsterdam, with guest Keren Motseri
Boudewijn Tarenskeen, Dutch premieres: Van de Putte, Seung-Won Oh

Jan 2023 De Pletterij Haarlem

May 2023 Turkey
concert at New Music Days Izmir IV
masterclasses at different universities (Izmir, Istanbul)

Autumn 2023 Moderne Muziek Nijmegen

Dec 2023 Portugal: Dias de Música Electroacústica
masterclasses + concerts

VIDEOS:

Duo Schouten & Gross:

Alte Schmiede Wien, 13 Oct 2022

Duo Schouten & Gross & guest Agostinho Segueira:

Salon IJzerstaven, Amsterdam, 10 July 2022

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