“The impact of Bons’ vision and the phenomenal playing of the musicians make Nomads a first class experience” (Volkskrant *****)
Anyone who missed it at the last Biennale, or simply wants to see it again, is getting another chance. Nomads, the briljant sound mosaique written by Joël Bons in 2016, commissioned by the Cello Biennale for cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras and the 18 musicians of the multi-ethnic Atlas Ensemble, is returning.
The beauty of Nomads is unheard of, and with music from various cultures, it elegantly illustrates how people are all connected, no matter their backgrounds, nationalities, or religions. This is an extremely important statement in today’s society – and the most important reason to programme Nomads again during this Biennale, which is about the power of music.