First names announced
The first announced name for Birds of Paradise 2022 is Thomas Azier ft. Obi Blanche & vocal ensemble (10. March). Together with the Finnish guitarist/producer Obi Blanche, and accompanied by saxophonist Maarten Hogenhuis (BRUUT!), drummer Simon Segers (De Beren Gieren) and a vocal ensemble, Azier is developing a brand new production entitled Glossolalia (speaking in tongues). On 12. March the American vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth will make its appearance in TivoliVredenburg. With two modern music classics by David Lang and Caroline Shaw and eight pairs of vocal chords, the collective will impress with extraordinary harmony vocals. On the closing day (13. March), Birds of Paradise will present the world premiere of an interdisciplinary show by REDO x Binkbeats x Dominique: A new dawn, for new tomorrows. With star dancer REDO and his breaksquad, Binkbeats and Dominique on percussion/electronics and brand new tracks by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Deantoni Parks (The Mars Volta) and Hanna Benn, which were written especially for this production. And although the future seems more uncertain than ever before, in A new dawn these brave souls dare to embrace the unknown: with each new day, in search of new destinations.
Birds of Paradise is a five-day quest at the verge of indie pop, EDM and contemporary classical music: both live and online. A fusion of genres and disciplines, special collaboration and world premieres, presenting us new musical horizons and one-off productions that have never been seen before on any Dutch stage.
The other two artists for Birds of Paradise 2022 will be announced soon. Tickets are available from 20. January at www.birds-of-paradise.nl and www.tivolivredenburg.nl.