The beguiling Ensemble VONK merges saxophone, clarinet, percussion and soprano in an innovative blend. Four musicians and a composer cooperate to create new productions. Openminded and boundary-breaking, the ensemble has built up a new repertoire since its founding in 2015. The interaction between composer and musicians provides both the creative process as well as the joy of performing a great deal of energy. In 2016 VONK presented its first Music Theatre production called Wunderkammer, written by Nicoline Soeter, which premiered at November Music. In their latest project ‘Songs for VONK’, curated by composer Nicoline Soeter, Ensemble VONK invited composers Bec Plexus and Molly Joyce to devise songs on the theme of evolution. The result is a collection of songs that fluctuates between contemporary and classical music and indie pop, breaking down genres and growing it new. In 2018 singer songwriter/composer Liesa van der Aa composed two songs for the ensemble. In 2019 jazz improvisors and composers Morris Kliphuis and Sanne Rambags are writing new songs.
In March 2019 VONK presented their first album ‘Whose arm is that? on CD and Spotify. The ensemble performed at November Music, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (GB), Transit Festival (BE), Gaudeamus, Muziektheaterdagen Amsterdam, Cross-Linx and Incubate.