PROJECTS

An overview of all projects
Performing arts
As Big As The Sky
AMMODO ✕ Asko | Schönberg & Barooni
11 - 14 June 2015

As Big As The Sky is an opera production from the composer and director Arnoud Noordegraaf, artist Ai Weiwei and writer Adrian Hornsby. The opera is produced by the Barooni Foundation in collaboration with the Holland Festival and performed by Asko | Schönberg and soloists. The story is inspired by the rise of China and the radical changes within that country. It explores the clash between traditional culture, the effects of globalization and the desire for authenticity. As Big As The Sky combines Western contemporary music with traditional Chinese opera, film and visual installations. Ammodo supports As Big As The Sky to contribute to the development of this contemporary opera production.

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Asko|Schönberg & Barooni, As Big As The Sky, 2015

Performing arts
New compositions
AMMODO ✕ David Kweksilber Big Band
3 October 2014 - 25 April 2015

The David Kweksilber Big Band is a musical ensemble that focuses on experimenting with contemporary music, jazz and improvisation. The band has 26 renowned musicians with backgrounds ranging from classical to jazz improvisation. In both 2014 and 2015 DKBB presents various new compositions. Ammodo supports these new compositions in order to contribute to the development of the David Kweksilber Big Band.

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David Kweksilber Big Band, photo: Marcel Bakker

Performing arts
Festival de Keuze
AMMODO ✕ Rotterdamse Schouwburg
2012 - 2014

Festival de Keuze at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg consists of an interdisciplinary theater, dance and performance programme. During the festival leading international productions will be shown, each of which will seek to contribute to relevant developments in the social, cultural, political and economic fields. In the context of this theater festival, Ammodo will be supporting various productions including Life and Times-Nature Theater of Oklahoma (2012), Ghost Road by Fabrice Murgia and LOD (2012), Julia by Christiane Jatahy (2013) and Ibsen in one take by Chong Wang (2013). By supporting Festival de Keuze Ammodo wants to contribute to the development and presentation of international and innovative productions where the connection between the artistic and the social themes is central.

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Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Detroit dealers, photo: Ada Nieuwendijk

Performing arts
Songs & Poems
AMMODO ✕ Amsterdam Sinfonietta
2014

The Amsterdam Sinfonietta, with its 22 musicians, is a large and prominent string ensemble without a conductor. For the programme Songs & Poems the Amsterdam Sinfonietta commissioned composer David Matthews to edit twelve songs for baritone and string orchestra. The ensemble performed these new versions of songs originally written by Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert and Hugo Wolf amongst others, together with baritone Thomas Hampson. Songs & Poems developed into a concert programme in which Song is central and Poetry also plays a role. Ammodo supported Songs & Poems to contribute to the realization of this concert programme and the development of the composer David Matthews.

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Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Songs & Poems, Thomas Hampson, 2014

Performing arts
Lange lijnen programma
AMMODO ✕ International Choreographic Arts Centre (ICK Amsterdam)
2013 - 2016

ICK Amsterdam focuses on producing dance performances, developing talent and stimulating research in the field of dance practice. Through the Lange lijnen programma ICK Amsterdam created five dance productions, including Etranger (2013), Sopranos (2014) and Extremalism Revisited (2015). Ammodo supports the Lange lijnen programma in order to contribute to the creation of new dance productions and the development of ICK Amsterdam.

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ICK Amsterdam and Toneelmakerij, Macbeth, 2015, photo: Alwin Poiana

Performing arts
World premières at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ
AMMODO ✕ Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
2014 - 2020

The Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam offers innovative composition commissions to prominent composers from the Netherlands and abroad. Over the space of three cultural seasons two new composition assignments will be granted per season. The World premières takes place in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. By supporting the World Premières series Ammodo aims to contribute to the renewal and development of the repertoire of contemporary music at an international level.

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Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Great Hall, photo: Erik van Gurp

Performing arts
Masterclass for conductors
AMMODO ✕ Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
3 April - 2015

After the success of the Masterclass for conductors in 2012 the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra organizes a similar new event on 3 April 2015. The Masterclass for conductors takes place under the guidance of conductor Valery Gergiev and is specifically designed for three talented young conductors. It allows the participating conductors the opportunity to work with a world renowned orchestra under the guidance of an experienced conductor. Ammodo supports the Masterclass for conductors to contribute to the development of talented young conductors.

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Masterclass for conductors, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, photo: Renske Vrolijk

Performing arts
Arthur
AMMODO ✕ Veenfabriek
21 May - 27 September 2014

In 2014, the music theatre ensemble Veenfabriek in collaboration with Muziektheater Transparant (Antwerp), baroque orchestra B’rock (Ghent) and Cappella (Amsterdam) created the production Arthur. Arthur is based on the semi-opera “King Arthur” by Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695), in which theatre, dance and opera come together. The piece memorializes the beginning of World War I and is an ode to love and country. Ammodo supports Arthur to contribute to the creation of this new co-production.

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Veenfabriek, Arthur, 2014, photo: Bowie Verschuuren

Performing arts
Talent Support
AMMODO ✕ The Netherlands Violin Competition
2013 - 2017

Talent Support is a new support programme for the participants in the renowned biennial Netherlands Violin Competition, Oskar Back. The finalists in this competition are among the best young violinists in the country. The programme includes artistic development, promoting young violinists at an international level and encouraging the next steps in their career. Ammodo supports Talent Support to contribute to the development of young violinists who show potential to achieve international recognition.

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Elvira van Groningen, 2016, photo: Foppe Schut

Performing arts
Clarinet Concerto
AMMODO ✕ London Sinfonietta
30 April - 2014

Michel van der Aa (1970) developed a fifteen minute solo composition Hysteresis especially for the Clarinet Concerto program of London Sinfonietta. Michel van der Aa is an internationally renowned composer who combines music, technology and film in musical theatre productions. This composition was a co-production with musikFabrik (Germany) and Avanti Chamber Orchestra (Finland). Ammodo supported the Clarinet Concerto in order to stimulate the further development of Michel van Aa.

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London Sinfonietta, photo: Claudia Vye

Performing arts
As Big As The Sky
AMMODO ✕ Asko | Schönberg & Barooni
11 - 14 June 2015

As Big As The Sky is an opera production from the composer and director Arnoud Noordegraaf, artist Ai Weiwei and writer Adrian Hornsby. The opera is produced by the Barooni Foundation in collaboration with the Holland Festival and performed by Asko | Schönberg and soloists. The story is inspired by the rise of China and the radical changes within that country. It explores the clash between traditional culture, the effects of globalization and the desire for authenticity. As Big As The Sky combines Western contemporary music with traditional Chinese opera, film and visual installations. Ammodo supports As Big As The Sky to contribute to the development of this contemporary opera production.

askoschonberg.nl

Asko|Schönberg & Barooni, As Big As The Sky, 2015

Performing arts
Lange lijnen programma
AMMODO ✕ International Choreographic Arts Centre (ICK Amsterdam)
2013 - 2016

ICK Amsterdam focuses on producing dance performances, developing talent and stimulating research in the field of dance practice. Through the Lange lijnen programma ICK Amsterdam created five dance productions, including Etranger (2013), Sopranos (2014) and Extremalism Revisited (2015). Ammodo supports the Lange lijnen programma in order to contribute to the creation of new dance productions and the development of ICK Amsterdam.

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ICK Amsterdam and Toneelmakerij, Macbeth, 2015, photo: Alwin Poiana

Performing arts
Arthur
AMMODO ✕ Veenfabriek
21 May - 27 September 2014

In 2014, the music theatre ensemble Veenfabriek in collaboration with Muziektheater Transparant (Antwerp), baroque orchestra B’rock (Ghent) and Cappella (Amsterdam) created the production Arthur. Arthur is based on the semi-opera “King Arthur” by Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695), in which theatre, dance and opera come together. The piece memorializes the beginning of World War I and is an ode to love and country. Ammodo supports Arthur to contribute to the creation of this new co-production.

veenfabriek.nl

Veenfabriek, Arthur, 2014, photo: Bowie Verschuuren

Performing arts
New compositions
AMMODO ✕ David Kweksilber Big Band
3 October 2014 - 25 April 2015

The David Kweksilber Big Band is a musical ensemble that focuses on experimenting with contemporary music, jazz and improvisation. The band has 26 renowned musicians with backgrounds ranging from classical to jazz improvisation. In both 2014 and 2015 DKBB presents various new compositions. Ammodo supports these new compositions in order to contribute to the development of the David Kweksilber Big Band.

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David Kweksilber Big Band, photo: Marcel Bakker

Performing arts
World premières at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ
AMMODO ✕ Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
2014 - 2020

The Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam offers innovative composition commissions to prominent composers from the Netherlands and abroad. Over the space of three cultural seasons two new composition assignments will be granted per season. The World premières takes place in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. By supporting the World Premières series Ammodo aims to contribute to the renewal and development of the repertoire of contemporary music at an international level.

muziekgebouw.nl

Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Great Hall, photo: Erik van Gurp

Performing arts
Talent Support
AMMODO ✕ The Netherlands Violin Competition
2013 - 2017

Talent Support is a new support programme for the participants in the renowned biennial Netherlands Violin Competition, Oskar Back. The finalists in this competition are among the best young violinists in the country. The programme includes artistic development, promoting young violinists at an international level and encouraging the next steps in their career. Ammodo supports Talent Support to contribute to the development of young violinists who show potential to achieve international recognition.

vioolconcoursen.nl

Elvira van Groningen, 2016, photo: Foppe Schut

Performing arts
Festival de Keuze
AMMODO ✕ Rotterdamse Schouwburg
2012 - 2014

Festival de Keuze at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg consists of an interdisciplinary theater, dance and performance programme. During the festival leading international productions will be shown, each of which will seek to contribute to relevant developments in the social, cultural, political and economic fields. In the context of this theater festival, Ammodo will be supporting various productions including Life and Times-Nature Theater of Oklahoma (2012), Ghost Road by Fabrice Murgia and LOD (2012), Julia by Christiane Jatahy (2013) and Ibsen in one take by Chong Wang (2013). By supporting Festival de Keuze Ammodo wants to contribute to the development and presentation of international and innovative productions where the connection between the artistic and the social themes is central.

festivaldekeuze.nl

Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Detroit dealers, photo: Ada Nieuwendijk

Performing arts
Masterclass for conductors
AMMODO ✕ Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
3 April - 2015

After the success of the Masterclass for conductors in 2012 the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra organizes a similar new event on 3 April 2015. The Masterclass for conductors takes place under the guidance of conductor Valery Gergiev and is specifically designed for three talented young conductors. It allows the participating conductors the opportunity to work with a world renowned orchestra under the guidance of an experienced conductor. Ammodo supports the Masterclass for conductors to contribute to the development of talented young conductors.

concertgebouw.nl

Masterclass for conductors, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, photo: Renske Vrolijk

Performing arts
Clarinet Concerto
AMMODO ✕ London Sinfonietta
30 April - 2014

Michel van der Aa (1970) developed a fifteen minute solo composition Hysteresis especially for the Clarinet Concerto program of London Sinfonietta. Michel van der Aa is an internationally renowned composer who combines music, technology and film in musical theatre productions. This composition was a co-production with musikFabrik (Germany) and Avanti Chamber Orchestra (Finland). Ammodo supported the Clarinet Concerto in order to stimulate the further development of Michel van Aa.

londonsinfonietta.nl

London Sinfonietta, photo: Claudia Vye

Performing arts
Songs & Poems
AMMODO ✕ Amsterdam Sinfonietta
2014

The Amsterdam Sinfonietta, with its 22 musicians, is a large and prominent string ensemble without a conductor. For the programme Songs & Poems the Amsterdam Sinfonietta commissioned composer David Matthews to edit twelve songs for baritone and string orchestra. The ensemble performed these new versions of songs originally written by Johannes Brahms, Franz Schubert and Hugo Wolf amongst others, together with baritone Thomas Hampson. Songs & Poems developed into a concert programme in which Song is central and Poetry also plays a role. Ammodo supported Songs & Poems to contribute to the realization of this concert programme and the development of the composer David Matthews.

sinfonietta.nl

Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Songs & Poems, Thomas Hampson, 2014