OPEN KITCHEN – 20 years HERMESensemble (postponed)


Wim Henderickx
Daan Janssens
Mireille Capelle

Musical team

Mireille Capelle (mezzo and composition)
Karin de Fleyt (flute)
Marc Tooten (viola)
Stijn Saveniers (cello)
Geert Callaert (piano, synth)
Gaetan La Mela (percussion)
Peter Merckx (clarinet, bass clarinet)
Koen Kessels (conductor)
Kurt D’Haeseleer (video)

In collaboration with


Twenty years of building, searching, dialoguing, experimenting, succeeding and failing, convincing, surprising, creating, deepening, questioning, daring, performing, reflecting, reversing, reinterpreting, continuing despite everything, accepting, breaking through, practising, passing on and above all PLAYING TOGETHER a lot and intensely.

HERMESensemble will pause for a moment to celebrate its twentieth anniversary, and will give an insight into the artistic kitchen of some projects and productions that are in full development.

Wim Henderickx writes a new work as a foretaste and starting point for the larger-scale production INNER LIFE in 2023.

Daan Janssens already composed his Incipits in 2014, but recently reworked the composition material so it can be taken as a starting point for a new audiovisual production with video maker Kurt D’haeseleer.

Furthermore, the core musicians of HERMESensemble improvise like there’s no tomorrow, not least in the context of a brand-new ‘architecture sonore‘ by Mireille Capelle.