Monica Germino & Floriaan Ganzevoort


Monica Germino – violin
Floriaan Ganzevoort – light, mise en espace

MUTED, for solo violin, is a quest for the outer limits of the audible. After being diagnosed with hyperacusis (extreme sensitivity to sound) Monica had to abandon her usual performances. The American composers’ collective Bang on a Can and Louis Andriessen joined forces to create a piece that allows her to explore the outer limits of the audible, the universe of expression and tonal subtlety that hides in extreme quietness. In addition to her own Ceruti violin, she will play a rare ‘frame violin’ (without resonance chamber) and a ‘whisperviolin’, specially designed for her.

In co-production with: De Doelen, Music on Main, Vancouver, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Festival Oranjewoud