The End of Space and Time

String theory in its many incarnations provides a theoretical framework to answer some of the deepest questions, often with surprising results. At the same time, it raises some disturbing new questions, making painfully clear how little we understand of our Universe. Continue Reading →

Het kleine meisje van Meneer Linh

Het kleine meisje van Meneer Linh

Mister Linh flees his war-ravaged country in search of a better future for his granddaughter. Mister Linh doesn’t feel at home in the foreign land where he finds himself, until one day he meets mister Bark. Continue Reading →

WORP_ cross-media improvising collective

‘WORP’ is an cross-media improvising collective, combining musicians, visual artists and dancers. Through each performance, they explore the borders of the different media involved. Continue Reading →

Karlheinz Stockhausen | Signale zur Invasion (trombone on electronic tape)

Octophonie & Signale zur Invasion | Karlheinz Stockhausen

Signale zur Invasion (1992) is performed simultaneously with Octophonie (1991), both pieces are part of Dienstag from Stockhausen’s monumental
Opera Cycle Licht. The trombonist plays and walks a parcours amongst the audience whilst the video-artist divides it into equal protanganists. Continue Reading →

Impressions de Pelléas | Claude Debussy

Impressions de Pelléas | Claude Debussy

Debussy has created a new kind of musical drama with Pelléas. The text, by the Belgian Nobel prize winner Maurice Maeterlinck, is incorporated word for word. The play is a high point in symbolism and explores psychology, humankind’s deepest nature and feelings. Continue Reading →

Crippled Symmetry | Morton Feldman

In Morton Feldman’s music, silence plays a prominent role, thanks to the hushed volume and the interval between sounds. Continue Reading →

Niemands land/Overkant

Niemandsland/Overkant | Tom Lanoye

Tom lanoye declameert met verve – in de hem zo eigen stijl – een avondvullende, aangrijpende theatersolo.
‘Niemandsland/Overkant’, Gedichten uit de Groote Oorlog.
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2x2 Performance

Long String(s)

Metres-long piano strings, stretched through the Atrium and amplified by gigantic, polystyrene sound boxes. When struck, the strings get a vibration that travels along them like a wave, swelling in sound as it goes. Continue Reading →

Josse De Pauw & Corrie van Binsbergen

Samen maakten Corrie en Josse van deze Geletterde Mensen één lange, goedgeorganiseerde gitaarimpro met teksten en gitaarmuziek die elkaar sturen, uitdagen, prikkelen en boven zichzelf deden uitstijgen. Continue Reading →

Deelder & Lanoye

Behoud de Begeerte organiseerde voor de allereerste keer een literaire avond op 15 februari 1984, en wel in de Leuvense Stadsschouwburg. In die dagen trok Tom Lanoye veel aandacht met zijn atletische voorkomen en zijn grote muil. Jules Deelder daarentegen was toentertijd al volop de enige echte Jules Deelder, beroemd, berucht en bewonderd. Continue Reading →