The only Belgian Nobel Prize winner for literature, Maurice Maeterlinck, wrote his theatre play 'Pelléas et Mélisande' in 1893. The play made a great impression on a select group of composers: both Debussy and Fauré, as well as Jean Sibelius, wrote music inspired by this Symbolist masterpiece.
Tristan Murail was born in 1947. His biography reveals that he was a student of the famous Olivier Messiaen. But this connection is not the only asset to turn him into the heir of the rich French musical tradition. Fascinated by the pioneering work of sound magician Claude Debussy, Murail developed a new style that we have come to call ‘spectralism’.
Het Collectief wants to play a prominent role in the field of creation. In doing so, it is important to be able to make artistic choices in full autonomy. We want to absorb the risks associated with progressive programming by looking for patrons with a taste for the avant-garde