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Adventure, interdisciplinarity and above all a strong and critical contact with today’s world through, a.o. the use of new technologies. These are some of the main objectives for Nadar Ensemble and what we hope to share with Gaspard-Félix Tournachon (1820-1910), whose pseudonym was Nadar. He was not only a well-known photographer, balloonist, caricaturist, spy, art critic and curator, but regularly organized informal “salons” to which he invited artists, thinkers, writers and scientists, thus creating a true cross-disciplinary dialogue.

Since our 21st century is pluriform, multi- and transmedial, and is more and more inhabited by digital natives and a networked generation, Nadar Ensemble is not only fascinated by contemporary music, but also by film, the visual arts, performance, theatre, installation art and all that is contained – or not – by these categories. Nadar Ensemble wishes to develop forms of musical presentation that reflect this world, in an attempt to anchor new music more strongly in today’s world.

From 2017 to 2021, Nadar ensemble is Artist in Residence at Concertgebouw Brugge.