Tue 30 October 2012

Dichters Dansen Niet perform at De Markten

Serge van Duijnhoven and DJ Fred dB (Fred de Backer) have been performing since 1997, at home and abroad, under the moniker Dichters Dansen Niet (Poets Don’t Dance). DDN delivers impressive stage performances with a literary touch, in the Low Countries and far beyond.

A literary performance

In 2012, DDN made new studio and concert recordings with bass players Ali Haurand (who plays for Jacques Brel) and Eric Surmenian, Tuvan throat singer Sainkho Namtchylak, pianist Edwin Berg and saxophonist Olaf Zwetsloot. Together they worked on a new album – Vuurproef – a project full of fiery verses, magical music, bewitching wordplay and unsettling compositions.

A part of the album is based on the band’s experiences during a performance in Armenia, where DDN, along with the Nairi ensemble, were invited to perform at the opening concert of the Yerevan World Book Capital 2012. Front man Serge van Duijnhoven spent a good month in Yerevan, to write a citybook at the invitation of deBuren. This resulted in Cemetery of the Alphabet.

On November 9th, at De Markten, DDN will preview their new performance before touring the show through the theatres and festivals of the Low Countries in 2013. It will be an evening full of lyricism, music and magic!


More about Dichters Dansen Niet:

Friday 09.11.2012 - 20u
Tickets: €10/ €8
De Markten |  Oude Graanmarkt 5, 1000 Brussel
Info and reservations: demarkten@demarkten.be or tel.: 02 512 34 25


Organisation: De Markten and deBuren


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