Napolov’s Percussion Marathon: a ground-breaking spectacle that you must see!
A percussion marathon that makes the ears tingle and according to Konstantyn Napolov this marathon is almost impossible to complete; an attrition battle of almost an hour and a half, never seen before. Orchestra De Ereprijs and percussionist Konstantyn Napolov join forces for a joint program with only world premieres. Five international composers are looking for the golden combination between an excellent solo percussionist and the unique line-up of De Ereprijs, with many brass players and guitars. In this ambitious performance, they will play brand-new works written especially for this project with, among others, English Tansy Davies and Componist des Vaderlands Martin Fondse. In their pieces of music, they use percussion instruments and everything that passes for that, as if they had excavated them as an archaeological find.
Konstantyn Napolov is the energetic pivot of the performance. He continuously pushes the boundaries as a percussionist. He performs choreography, recites poetry, and plays exotic instruments. Napolov plays their music with a lot of theatre in an incomprehensible mix of over 100! instruments, musical styles, techniques, and drama: a ground-breaking spectacle that you must see!
Watch the full premiere at the November music festival on Dutch composers NOW.
Konstantyn Napolov (1987) is one of the most talked-about percussionists of the moment. Besides winning several international competitions, he is an enthusiastic pioneer and promoter of new music and works closely with leading composers. Internationally, he is much in demand for solo recitals and percussion concerts with orchestra, as an artist in residence in chamber music projects, and as a jury member in important competitions. He performs throughout Europe and beyond, with repertoire and instruments from all over the world and the entire history of music. The public and press are amazed by the imagination in his playing and his virtuosity.
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Press Kit : Napolov’s Percussion Marathon
Artwork collage, all formats by Anna Lee
Thomas Lenden, Maarten Sprangh & Marije van de Berg
Artwork collage: Anna Lee & Frank Auperlé
Martín Francisco Mayo – Boca Arriba
Peter Adriaansz – Chaser
Moritz Eggert – Master and Servant
Tansy Davies – Stone Codes
Martin Fondse – Kitchen Stories
Orkest de Ereprijs under the baton of Gregory Charette
Total duration: 100′