Community Project with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic

Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp, 18 March 2017 (15:00)

ANTIFOON (Remix) is based on ANTIFOON that was originally composed for the concept 'The Sound of Hasselt and Genk' and commissioned by the Unie Hasselt-Genk, Z33 and Musica in Neerpelt in 2014. This performance was a 'living sound sculpture' with 500 musicians on the cable-stayed bridge (Tuikabelbrug) in Hasselt (BE).

In 2017 Wim Henderickx composed ANTIFOON (Festival Edition) which was commissioned by the Universities of Ghent and Li├Ęge (Belgium) on the occasion of their 200th anniversary.

In ANTIFOON (Remix) 350 participants will create their own version of the work with Paul Griffiths and Wim Henderickx as inspirers and conductors.

In Antifoon there are three different energies which determine the density, the fullness of the piece. In this structure, the musicians can improvise within the different energies. The dynamics go from piano (soft) to mezzo forte (moderately strong) to forte (strong).

The elements (played by the orchestras and the bands) and the colors (sung by the choirs) are the basis of this composition.



Norsk Musikforlag (publisher)


Community project of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic with 350 participants

Premiere on 18 March 2017 at the Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp(15:00)
Professional, semi-professional musicians and singers as well as amateurs
Conductors / inspirers: Paul Griffiths & Wim Henderickx