Merlijn Twaalfhoven – Bâtiment Passager
The children of the future can do all those things which I miss the most whilst working in this dark factory…
The sacrifice of love is limitless. To survive, parents send their children to work and these children in turn take on the responsibility to help support the family. Once; here in the Netherlands. And nowadays; elsewhere.
In an atmospheric soundpiece by composer Merlijn Twaalfhoven you will be taken on a journey through the industrial past of this city. In many cases the concrete is still there, but what happened on the inside has long since gone. Bâtiment Passager is an ode to Chapelain Wijnen and the 11 year old Hoessein. Wijnen took a stance against child labour during the second half of the 19th century in Maastricht and Syrian refugee Hoessein currently works in a factory in Turkey every day.
Merlijn Twaalfhoven – Ode to Dignity
By invitation of Intro (Maastricht) composer Merlijn Twaalfhoven has received the Hustinx Residence for the years 2016 and 2017. Over the course of these two years he initiates projects that revolve around the dignity of children. The citizens of Maastricht are invited to participate in Ode to Dignity
The Limburg Fanfare Orkest, founded in 2001, has grown to be one of the most significant “fanfare” orchestras in the province of Limburg and belongs highest tier of wind music in the Netherlands. The orchestra consists of musicians from Dutch and Belgian Limburg. Most of them originate from other top tier wind- and fanfare orchestras in the area.
Composer: Merlijn Twaalfhoven
Arranger: Jurriaan Berger
Conductor: Jesse Passenier
Text: Anneke Stoffelen
Recitation: Hans van Leipsig
Location: Tapijnkazerne gebouw M
Date: 17 september 2016
Entrance: € 14,- (Tickets? Click Here!)