Canto Ostinato

Canto Ostinato

Saturday, 07 October 2023 20:00:00 ECHTERNACH


Echter'Classic Festival 2023

Venue: Trifolion Atrium

Saturday 07.10 | 20:00       

Echter'Classic Festival: Canto Ostinato

VictorKrausGroup, Emre Sevindik, Michel de Souza, Pit Brosius

Artistic residency at Trifolion 22-23

For this project, Victor Kraus (Marimba) is surrounding himself with 8 established musicians from the Luxembourgish classical scene. Going by the name of VictorKrausGroup, the musicians are developing a hybrid project based on Canto Ostinato (1976) composed by the Dutch composer Simeon ten Holt. The project, which began in 2017 as part of an NDR television production at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, is being developed on an ongoing basis, culminating in an album recorded in 2023 as a tribute to the composer's 100th birthday, as part of an artist residency at TRIFOLION Echternach.

Simeon ten Holt uses the term 'genetic code' to describe the rhythmic basis of his work. A quintolet* generates Canto Ostinato by running through 106 cells repeated ad libitum. These 106 cells transform, periodically generating new musical material. 

Canto Ostinato is a unique experience at each performance: each musician chooses which voice and which note of the rhythm will be played and in which nuance. The project will stretch your ears and make you dream, meditate and discover a new musical treasure. 

* Group of 5 equal notes played in the space of a beat 

Kae Shiraki, piano | Aniela Stoffels, traverse flute | Anik Schwall, cello | Max Mausen, clarinet | Guy Frisch, vibraphone | Victor Kraus, marimba | Emre Sevindik, electronics | Michel de Souza, voice | Pit Brosius, musical direction


Arne Wiegand, sound engenineering | Petrit Jung, light creation

Production : Victor Kraus, TRIFOLION Echternach | Support : Fondation Loutsch-Weydert, Fondation Indépendance, SACEM Luxembourg, Ministery of Culture Luxembourg 

General information


TRIFOLION Echternach
2, Porte St. Willlibrord | L-6486 ECHTERNACH


From: 1.5€

Event contact

T. 00352267239500


Dates for this event

Saturday, 07 October 2023 - 20h00