20 new announcements

Hospital humour, a murderous sister and the memoirs of a composer. We added 20 new names to our program.

Gavin Bryars Plays Samuel Beckett Songbook

The Guardian recently published this article about the musical quest of the composer Gavin Bryars and the recording of 26 seconds of an unknown homeless man that started it all. With his album Bryars became known as one of the greats in minimalistic and experimental music. There are separate tickets available for Gavin Bryars Plays Samuel Beckett Songbook on the 4th of November.

Orquesta Akokán

Straight out of Cuba comes Orquesta Akokán. The eponymous album is 100 percent original songs yet sounds exactly like authentic 1940’s and 50’s session. A Daptone project, recorded at the historic state Areito Studio with Cuba’s finest players and led by the dynamic veteran singer José ‘Pepito’ Gomez.

The Chronicles

What does Crossing Border look like through a writer’s eyes? The first names of this year’s the The Chronicles are Lana Lux, Mauro Libertella, Sharlene Teo, Dean Bowen and Radna Fabias. 

Writing is like walking with a full glass, very careful

Cynan Jones will be on stage at Crossing Border on november 2nd. Since his book The Long Dry recently has been translated into Dutch, Dutch newspaper NRC recently published an interview with Cynan talking about this book, life in the country and writing a sentence as if writing music. 


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