S.S. Belgenland


Revue Ravage


Terms of


FES ft.
Ernst Reijseger


Boat & Berg


R.I.P. Funeral songs




FES with John Watts


Answer Songs






FES meets Jimi Tenor


The Oyster Princess


FES ft. Uri Caine




The Armstrong Mutations







Answer Songs


‘Modernski’ (referring to the nickname that Schönberg invented for Stravinsky), initiated in 2006 as part of the Flanders Festival, is chiefly a ‘research project’. A selection of lesser known 20th century works is freshened up and arranged for the complement of 14 FES musicians. ‘Modernski’ is a work in progress; the repertoire will grow with every year. Already arranged are the ‘Ebony Concerto’ by Stravinsky and work by Mauricio Raùl Kagel and Tom Dissevelt. Peter Vermeersch and Peter Vandenberghe (his right hand) plan shortly to work on ‘Scherzo à la russe’ by Stravinsky, ‘Non loin de la Chine’ by Ennio Morricone and some pieces by Paul Bowles (writer of ‘The Sheltering Sky’ who was most productive as a composer in the 40ies and 50ies). This project appeals to a relatively new audience of classical music lovers and those who dote on cross-over music, and opens up for FES a new circuit of venues that are focused on that specific kind of music.




I. Stravinsky (1882-1971): Ebony Concerto
S. Joplin (1868-1917): Stop time Rag
M. Kagel (1931-2008)): Zehn Märsche, um den Sieg zu verfehlen
T. Dissevelt (1921-1989): (The Skymasters) Intersections
R. Burns (1922-2001): Lady Mac Gowan’s Dream
E. Morricone (1928): Non loin de la Chine
P. Vermeersch: stukken uit FES-repertoire


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Past dates

19 October 2016

Bozar Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

15 October 2016

De Singel, Antwerp, Belgium

14 December 2013

De Bijloke, Ghent, Belgium

13 December 2013

De Kring Roosendaal, The Netherlands

21 January 2009

CC De Meent, Alsemberg, Belgium
22 January 2009

Flagey, Brussels, Belgium
24 January 2009

Handelsbeurs, Ghent, Belgium

24 October 2006

Depot, Leuven, Belgium (première)