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HERMESensemble Antwerp is a collective of contemporary music and art. The repertoire and performance practice of the classical avant-garde forms the starting point of the productions, but the ensemble strives consciously to shift artistic boundaries: on the one hand seeking confrontations with early music, pop, and non-Western music, on the other hand examining synergies with other disciplines, such as (music) theatre, visual arts, video, film, and multimedia. Many of their concerts are characterised by an explicit visual character, such as the projects with PELLICULES. The concerts will often take place in appropriate locations, such as in an industrial architectural space or in an exhibition. HERMESensemble has developed its expertise in contemporary musical expression by investigating the performance practices of the American, Belgian, German, French, and Italian avant-gardes. It creates and presents contemporary works by several internationally renowned composers and artists, usually in close personal collaboration. In addition, the range of activities of the ensemble prioritises promoting young home-grown talent and creating new Flemish work. Hermes Ensemble is supported by the Flemish Government.

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Deleuzabelli Variations # 4
(in DARE 2015: the dark precursor )
keywords: encounter, Johannes Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, variation, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart