This year, you can spend your Christmas Eve listening to the Genetic Choir in the special Christmas edition of the Vorlesebuhne Utrecht on the 24th of December.
The Vorlesebuhne provides six writers who read strange, short prose, the Genetic Choir provides the sound and music and the Houtzaagmolen (old wood mill) in the center of Utrecht provides the right ambience for a heart-warming, unpredictable and contemplative “Stille Nacht”.
Vorlesebühne Kersteditie: “Die meneer zei dat het mocht”
24-12-2014, 20:00-22:30, Houtzaagmolen De Ster, Molenpark 3, Utrecht, Entree: 7,-/10,- Euro
met Delphine Lecompte, Twan Zegers, Simon Weeda, Helena Hoogenkamp, Bernhard Christiansen, Maaike Haneveld
muziek: Genetic Choir
speciale kerstgast: Vladimir Rasputin, de grote invalidentemmer uit het Oosten
It was an unexpected compliment by Dutch biologist and writer Midas Dekkers, last night at the end of “Alive&Buzzing”:
“What I thought was the most beautiful thing this evening, that was the Genetic Choir…”
On an evening about insects, food and literature, audience could not only taste baked grasshoppers and worms (tasting better than they look, actually), but also listen to instantly composed music by the Genetic Choir. We reacted on the talks about insects with musical interludes and created intense moments of short-strange-prose together with the writers of the Vorlesebühne.
Midas: “These sounds… some of them… I had to laugh, but it also did something to me. I really got this urge to fly!”
We had a great time ourselves.
With thanks to the Bibliotheek Utrecht who organised it, and Vorlesebühne-writers Bernhard Christiansen, Sylvia Hubers and Hiekelien van den Herik for (again) a lovely collaboration.
Here the opening number of the evening, featuring an insect text by Hiekelien:
And for our Dutch followers: hier het citaat van Midas in zijn originele context (tafelheer Oscar Kocken evalueert de avond met Midas Dekkers):