Sat 13 October
Blown Away is a unique indoor festival at the industrial Fenixloodsen in Rotterdam where two intense performances of the full size Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra will be merged with the very best Rotterdam based electronic composers, visual & performance artists.
The full size Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra (100 musicians) conducted by their chief conducter Yannick Nézet-Sequin and featuring star soprano Christiane Karg will perform two energetic sets of approximately 20 minutes. You will be blown away by the overwhelming power of live classical music.
MUSIC GEM Records will complement the Rotterdam Philharmonic with live performances of their electronic composers Secret Cinema, Peter Horrevorst, Mental Youth and Roger Martinez. GEM will pick you up and take you away with their electronic sculptures in a flow based on the love of music and filled with inspiration from all over the world.
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra The Rotterdam Philharmonic being internationally known for the intense energy of its performances ranks among Europe’s foremost orchestras. Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Montreal, 1975) has been music conductor since 2008. He also is music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra and principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic Orchestra. As a guest conductor Yannick worked with all major orchestras worldwide, and he has conducted opera productions in the most prestigious theatres.
GEM Electronic Excursions Live GEM is a open minded electronic music platform founded by world renowned producer Secret Cinema. Jeroen Verheij aka Secret Cinema started producing as Meng Syndicate in 1990. His first record ‘Sonar System’ was an instant rave classic. A string of tracks that shattered dance floors and charts followed under many aliases like Grooveyard, Point Blank and his most powerful identity: Secret Cinema.
FEST Orchestrated by our creative curators Ted Langenbach en Pietra Ligura (NoW&WoW) more than 100 creative participants will bring you live theatre, performance art, exhibitions, installations, visual arts and creative explosions in every corner of the Fenixloodsen. Creative food & drinks will be served all night.
Fenixloodsen The hidden secret of Rotterdam at Katendrecht (across Hotel New York): a raw, authentic and industrial warehouse near the centre of Rotterdam.