Lit Scenes

Lit Scenes – The Octet (Trailer)

Lit Scenes – The Quartet (Trailer)


With compositions for string quartet as well as compositions for octet, Passenier tells personal stories, using scenes from nature to symbolize deep emotions and experiences. By collaborating with VJ Anne Gentenaar, using footage especially filmed for the project in Japan, the USA, the Netherlands, and her ‘home-laboratory’, Passenier’s musical ideas are translated to the screen, all created live on stage.

Lit Scenes consists out of two parts, one of which is String Quartet No.1. This composition is performed by the renowned Dudok Quartet, part of the Fluid Orchestra in this production. This composition shows influences out of the jazz contemporary big band idiom and clear links to Ligeti, Bartók and Ravel.

In part two of Lit Scenes, the string quartet is expanded to an octet, adding flute, Moog Synth played by EWI (electric winddriven instrument), piano and double bass. With room for improvisation, Passenier now packs lyrical melodies in colourful harmonies and atmospheres, that are alternated with tense moments and vivid rhythms. In this part, solo roles for pianist Bart Van Caenegem and bassist Matthias Akeo Nowak are heavily featured.




The album is out! Lit Scenes got released on March 23, 2018, with the great Odradek Records!

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