Slagwerk Den Haag
“A really nice bunch of killer musicians.” – Michael Gordon
Since its founding in 1977 the musicians of Slagwerk Den Haag (The Hague Percussion) have focused on performing and developing contemporary percussion music in its most diverse forms: from existing repertoire, via a large number of new commissions and ongoing collaborations with composers, to researching the furthest limits of organized sound. As a specialized ensemble The Hague Percussion has built up a leading position, both nationally as well as internationally; a position, which has brought them to virtually all European countries, the United States, the Middle East, Japan and Korea.
In its use of instrumentation as well as sound sources The Hague Percussion is noticeable for an enormous diversity. Equally broad is its programming: from specialized research projects to accessible programs for a general public and from concerts for the youngest generations to large-scale (inter)national co-productions. The Hague Percussion actively pursues collaborations with other ensembles and disciplines as well – such as dance, theater and visual arts.
Due to the regular rejuvenation of its line-up over the years, The Hague Percussion has not only maintained its vast experience, but also an openness of character. A characteristic, which is also apparent in the way the musicians present their concerts and manage to communicate with large and diverse audiences.