‘Victory! – from Bingen to Boogie’ in Doesburg & Utrecht

At the moment we’re roaming through the Netherlands and Germany with the new Wishful Singing program ‘Victory! – from Bingen to Boogie ‘. This Sunday 18 February we’ll perform it at the Gasthuiskerk in Doesburg, and on Friday, February 23rd at the Pieterskerk in Utrecht.

It is a varied a cappella program, in which the freedom of the artist prevails. It has a special part; Wishful Singing commissioned the three composers Joost Kleppe, Aspasia Nasopoulou and Lucas Wiegerink to each write a composition. Starting point: the painting ‘Victory Boogie Woogie’ by Piet Mondrian.


One of those composers is Joost Kleppe (see image). In close collaboration with Wishful Singing he composed the piece “Daa-do-daa”. Kleppe about his composition: “This is one of the craziest pieces I have ever created. This time, there was no space for lyrical lines or melancholic poetry. No; Mondrian asks for abstraction! And so it is: “Dibbedibbedibbedibbe”,” Daa-do-daa ” and “Uuui!” All very difficult and (mostly) deadly serious.”

Flawless and moving

The composer was very pleased with the performance of his work during the premiere last November. “This was one of the best first performances I have ever seen, such a well performed premiere is a gift for a composer. It was quite moving, the enormous dedication of these five women, because the piece isn’t easy to sing. I was also happy to see that my intention to create something that is both abstract and comical was well received by the audience.”

What the other composers say
Composer Aspasia Nasopoulou speaks about the composition she made for ‘Victory! – from Bingen to Boogie’ here, and here composer Lucas Wiegerink talks about his contribution to this program in a short movie.
Componist Joost Kleppe

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