in collaboration with Renske Vrolijk
In the show Whirly Girls, four new compositions focus on influential women during the period of 1900 – 1950. Whirly Girls: a vibrant mixture of live sound, video, electronics, theatrical elements and expressive New Music!
“Combative women as central theme in thrilling show… pioneers in art, aviation, emancipation, the weapons industry… explosive, driving music… fascinating images… a veritable barrage of information… a brilliantly constructed production”
De Volkskrant: 4 stars for Whirly Girls
See ELECTRA in action at these venues in a town near you!
Emmeline Pankhurst, who fought for women’s right to vote. Rosie the Riveter, the cultural icon for all the American women who worked in factories in 1942-1945. Gertrude Stein, who played a central role in the Parisian arts scene & pilots Amelia Earhart and Hanna Reitsch, who both broke records in the field of aviation.
The four composers have a strong affinity for the instrumentation and sound of ELECTRA, and are inspired by this new collaboration to further expand the boundaries and common ground between different genres. All works are written for ELECTRA
Lucas Wiegerink – Shame!
Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 – 1928) and the fight for women’s right to vote
Michiel Mensingh – Guns ‘n Rosie
Women in the American war economy
Vanessa Lann – Micro-föhn or Witches, Words and the Wind
Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) – writer and philosopher
Renske Vrolijk – Whirly Girls
Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) and Hanna Reitsch (1912-1979) – aviation pioneers