Discover Eindhoven, The Netherlands in this catalogue of creative happenings

No frills festival is for winners No frills festival is for winners
June 10th, 2011

The Naked Song Festival 2011, Saturday 18 June at the Muziekgebouw Eindhoven, is all about singer-songwriters.
They’ll sing their poetry and weave melody into tales. They’ll make us laugh, cry and think a bit more. Maybe they’ll make us dance. This festival is all about song, that rich and versatile medium that requires no more and no less than the people who wrote them to perform them and an audience to make the songs come to life.
That’s why The Dossier is thrilled to be able to give away 2 tickets to some lucky reader…
Simply write to and tell me the story of why you should win the tickets.
Shall I see you there?

Changed forever Changed forever
May 9th, 2011

I win things. A lot. You could even say I’m a winner. When I was 10 I won a bmx bike. I also came first in a piano competition that year. And second in the 100m sprint division C. Actually, that’s it, but I don’t ever want to be one of those people who say “I never win anything.” Anyway, so I was on Facebook and two tickets to Spinvis were up for grabs at the Muziekgebouw. I was supposed to leave a comment to have a chance to win. Mine was: “Well, as a struggling student of Dutch, and of music, I’ve been advised by Dutch friends that Spinvis’s music and lyrics would be a worthwhile way for me to improve in leaps and bounds in both subjects. I’d love to see them live!”

It all boils down to the bare essentials: minimalism It all boils down to the bare essentials: minimalism
March 29th, 2011

Okay, I’m talkin’ music again. See, I’m very extremely wound up about minimalism this week in the Netherlands. Philip Glass is here once more, this time to open the World Minimal Music Festival (WMMF), being held the the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t Ij and Muziekgebouw Eindhoven. 11 concerts, and great discounts (like, €10 per concert or a €65 passpartout!) if you’re under 30.

Press pause every Thursday at the Muziekgebouw Press pause every Thursday at the Muziekgebouw
March 24th, 2011

Every Thursday, for just one Euro coin (you can’t buy a coffee for less) you can be treated to a lovely lunchtime recital in the Rabobank Zaal at Eindhoven’s Muziekgebouw.

Today I took pause to sway dreamily to the technically (almost scientifically) crisp motions provided by one Natalja Korobanjko (1983), a Moscow-born Dutch resident. I did something novel, and didn’t show up on my own – I joined an Eindhoven expat meetup group. So, I had the pleasure of swooning in concert …

Philip Glass – a rare bird Philip Glass – a rare bird
May 17th, 2010

Drifting between consciousness, thrall, trance bordering on boredom and breathless anticipation, it was as if we were listening to someone’s lifetime over those 12 parts. Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble: Music in 12 Parts.