every second Tuesday of the month

18:00 – 18:30


The Playground, A Lab

Overhoeksplein 2

1031 KS, Amsterdam

Auditory Reset season 2023:

9/5/2023: Anne Gillot

‘A call for (almost literally) breathtaking virtuosity.’

Luciano Berio: Gesti

Jamilia Jazylbekova: Ötté-kjetté

Calliope Tsoupaki: Charavgi

Swiss recorder player Anne Gillot pursues a work as much in the creation and maintenance of the repertoire of contemporary music, as in a broader research around sound and improvisation.
In 1998, she co-founded the Boulouris5 , a contemporary music group with a repertoire oriented towards Latin music, three recordings, musical shows and European tours. 
She is also part of the 1+1 duo with saxophonist Laurent Estoppey . 1+1 has been confronting different places and spaces with written and improvised sounds since 2000. In the field of improvisation, she focuses her research on the extension of the sound of the instrument through amplification and with the help of sensors acting as microscopes, in particular on the contrabass flute called the Paetzold flute. 
Collaborations in the field of improvisation: Urs Leimgruber, Jacques Demierre, Hans Koch, Ensemble Rue du Nord , Jonas Kocher…Parallel to her musical activity, Anne Gillot works for Radio Suisse Romande Espace 2, as a presenter and specialist in contemporary music, she produces the contemporary music program ” Music Today “.

13/6/2023: Roland Dahinden

‘Reflections of the art… ‘

Roland Dahinden:

Reflections on Berio’s sequenza V

Recall Pollock


Roland Dahinden was born in Zug, Switzerland. He studied the trombone and composition at Musikhochschule Graz with Erich Kleinschuster and Georg Friedrich Haas, at Scuola di Musica di Fiesole Florence ( with Vinko Globokar). As a trombonist he specialises in the performance of contemporary music and improvisation/jazz. He has given concerts throughout Europe, America and Asia. He has worked with performers including Anthony Braxton, Miles Davis, Pièrre Favre, George Gruntz and Quincy Jones and composers such as Peter Ablinger, Maria de Alvear, John Cage, Alvin Lucier and Christian Wolff.

11/7/2023: Gareth Davis

‘You are unstable and immobile, my fragile fractal. 
It is you, this fractured form of mine that trembles’
– Edoardo Sanguineti ,1994

Luciano Berio: Sequenza IXc

S. Sciarrino: Let me die before I wake…


With an eclectic and generally unclassified taste in music, London born, Dutch based, bass clarinetist Gareth Davis’ recordings, projects and performances span contemporary classical, free improvisation and orchestral music through to rock, noise and electronica.
Collaborations have included the premiering of new written pieces by composers such as Bernhard Lang, Peter Ablinger, Toshio Hosokawa and Jonathan Harvey, performances with groups and performers ranging from the Neue Vocalsolisten and Arditti Quartet through to improvisers Elliott Sharp and Frances Marie Uitti, electronic artists Robin Rimbaud and Merzbow and multimedia work with artists including Christian Marclay and Peter Greenaway.

Try-out concerts:


11/10/2022: Jellantsje de Vries

‘Two opposites that spring from the same source.’

John Luther Adams – Three High Places

Luciano Berio: Sequenza VIII

Jellantsje de Vries (violin, NL) has been spoiled with new music from the time she was born, her father Klaas is an acclaimed composer in The Netherlands (and abroad). She’s very modest as a person but with a brutal lust for new sound and musical gestures. Her new album ‘Kraakhelder’ demonstrates what a mystery and beauty intense concentration can bring in creating art. An incredible and very particular musician that is capable of transcending listeners to the rich world of contemporary music. In 2012 Jellantsje became a member of The Stolz Quartet, being part of several music theatre performances, such as A Love Unsung, composed by Rob Zuidam and directed by Kees Stolze, with the Belgian actor Johan Leysen, and Loud Shadows | Liquid Events, with music of Kate Moore, choreographed and danced by LeineRoebana, performed in a bubble made by the designer and founder of Plastique Fantastique, Marco Canevacci. 

08/11/2022: Dario Calderone

‘”Being on the journey that never ends…’

Luciano Berio: Sequenza XIVb

Stefano Scodanibbio: Voyage started


Dario Calderone (IT/NL) studied double bass with Massimo Giorgi, Franco Petracchi and was one of the few pupils of Stefano Scodanibbio. For almost 20 years he has been an advocate of new music, having performed hundreds of new compositions for solo instrument, chamber music and ensemble in the major festivals of the world. His most interesting solo projects involve a rendering of the famous Voyage that never ends of Stefano Scodanibbio, a strict collaboration with Giorgio Netti on UR, 2 rites for solo double bass, and a specific research in micro-amplification for the live realisation of his own compositions for double bass. From 2009 to 2019 has been the bass player of the Nieuw Ensemble in Amsterdam.  He is member of Nieuw Amsterdams Peil, and of MAZE, an ensemble for exploratory music based in Amsterdam, dealing with radical experimentations, medias, interactive scores and conceptual composition.

13/12/2022: Katharine Dain

‘Recognizably human at some moments,
entirely a world apart at others…’

Luciano Berio: Sequenza III

Jonathan Dove: Ariel


Soprano Katharine Dain performs opera, chamber music, orchestral repertoire, and oratorio on international stages. She is also a writer, a curator of unusual programs, and a probing collaborator on artistic projects of many kinds. Her album Regards sur l’Infini with pianist Sam Armstrong, featuring works of Messiaen, Debussy, and others, won the 2021 Edison Klassiek for Best Debut Recording and has been lavishly praised in the press: “fearless … beautifully controlled … exquisite” (Gramophone); “an extraordinarily polished and thought-through disc” (The Guardian).
Highlights of recent seasons include a newly-created work with the Dutch National Opera and Asko|Schönberg, solo appearances with the Concertgebouw Orkest, Rotterdam Philharmonic, and Nederlands Kamerorkest, an invitation to be 2022-23 Artist in Residence with the Finnish chamber orchestra Tapiola Sinfonietta, and tours of Mozart operas with the Orchestra of the 18th Century under Kenneth Montgomery. In recent seasons, Katharine has sung Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Konstanze) and Don Giovanni (Donna Anna) in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Hungary, and Ecuador, concert works and song cycles with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and chamber music and recitals at festivals throughout Europe.


10/1/2023: Arthur Klaassens

‘In the name of three Kings…’

Patrick van Deurzen: So it Goes (world premiere)

Luciano Berio: Sequenza VII

Jacob ter Veldhuis: The Garden of Love

Arthur Klaassens (NL) is a versatile and idiosyncratic oboist, combining the traditional with the experimental. He studied with Ali Groen, Hans Roerade, Lucas Macias Navarro, Karel Schoofs and Alexei Ogrintchouk, which has given him a broad, international perspective on the oboe and music-making in general. As a player, arranger and programmer, he is always looking for special angles to existing repertoire and for the interesting possibilities of new music. 
New developments are a thread running through his career. He is the first Dutch owner of a Lupophone, a new type of bass oboe developed by Guntram Wolf. His debut CD Ratio was released on 5 March 2021 by Dutch label 7MNTN Records. 
Arthur is also playing with professional ensembles and orchestras such as Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, and as a leader with the Residentie Orkest, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Phion, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also a welcome guest with ensembles such as the ASKO|Schönberg Ensemble, Combattimento and the Calefax reed quintet.
He is co-founder of Trio Cortado, a unique woodwind trio consisting of flute, alto oboe and bass clarinet.
As a soloist, he performed at home and abroad. In 2009, Arthur was a finalist of the Stichting Jong Muziektalent Nederland competition and received several awards at the Prinses Christina Concours. In 2015, he was featured as a soloist on national television during the Bevrijdagsdagconcert in Amsterdam. 

14/2/2023: Vincent van Amsterdam

And I await the Resurrection of the Dead…

Luciano Berio: Sequenza XIII ‘Chanson’

Sofia Gubaidulina: De Profundis

Bianca Bongers: Aardverschuiving

Vincent van Amsterdam (1989), winner of the Dutch Classical Talent Award 2016, is a great promoter of the classical accordion. He has completed his Master of Music (2014) studies Cum Laude completed at the Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Tilburg and is laureate of several (inter)national competitions. 
Vincent’s repertoire contains a wide variety of compositions: from Scarlatti, Bach and Franck to Gubaidulina, Nordheim, Schmidt and Kusjakow. Vincent has also sought contact with various Dutch composers, which resulted in several world premieres. Vincent has given many concerts and has toured at home and abroad. He also plays chamber music with, among others, the Van Amsterdam Duo.
As a soloist, Vincent presented the CD ”Classical Accordion” and his second solo CD is based on his Dutch Classical Talent programme ”Red, Dark and Blue” (2017).  
In addition, Vincent has performed with various orchestras, including in 2019 with the Dutch Chamber Orchestra with a world premiere of W. Jeths.

14/3/2023: Doriene Marselje

A two tier game.. from one hand to another

Luciano Berio: Sequenza II

Isang Yun: In Balance

Shih-Wei Lo: Things Hoped For, Things Unseen

Doriene Marselje (NL) has been surrounded by music since before she was even born so naturally she started playing an instrument at a very young age. Much to her parents delight she chose the harp! Luckily, her talent and dedication soon began to bear fruit; within a year she received the Young Talent Prize of the Gergiev Festival at the concert hall, De Doelen, of Rotterdam, which is where she also gave her very first solo recital at age 7.
Doriene Marselje’s career as a soloist includes performances in some of the most prestigious concert halls in The Netherlands and in various countries around Europe.
In addition to her solo career, Doriene is a member and initiator of various chamber music ensembles and a much sought-after guest member of well known chamber music companies such as RCO Camerata, IJ-Salon or Club Classique.
Doriene is a very active musician in the contemporary scene, and dedicates most of her time to exploring and investigating new possibilities within existing contemporary repertoire and finding new ways to expand the sound of the harp as we know it by integrating live effects and electronics.
To add to that from a visual perspective and to be able to create an immersive experience for the audience she works together with Tango Soundsystem (TU Delft), with whom she created in a landscape. 

11/4/2023: Rareș Mihăilescu

‘A total view of composer’s audible universe.

Luciano Berio: Sequenza XIV

Sofia Gubaidulina: Preludes for Cello Solo

Cellist Rareș Mihăilescu is originally from Romania and started learning the cello with his father. He has studied in Bucharest and The Hague where he obtained his Bachelor and Master degree. As a member of the Cello Octet Amsterdam he has toured all around the world and recorded many CD’s. 
His love for contemporary music has led to performing the Dutch premiere of Berio’s “Sequenza XIV for cello solo” during the Steve Reich Festival in The Hague.
With Asko|Schönberg Ensmble he has won an Edison Award for the recording of Reinbert de Leeuw’s “Im Wunderschönen Monat Mei". He has been invited for recording a cd with members of the R.C.O. in the series “First Chairs series of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra”. In 2008 has been accepted as a member of the South Netherlands Philharmonic.