Inauguration King Willem-Alexander
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands paid a first official visit to the southern province of North Brabant on 12 June 2013, less than three months after they were crowned. The visit ended with a grand finale in ’s-Hertogenbosch. MESSO, with Artishock events, was commissioned to turn this occasion into a grandiose public event. The Bossche Markt in the city centre was transformed into Hieronymus Bosch' palette which acted as a stage for contemporary culture in Brabant. The king and queen, surrounded by thousands of people, watched a musical spectacle unfold that was orchestrated by Strijbos & Van Rijswijk. Music, dance, and circus were joyously present on the five stages that embodied the cities of the urban network Brabantstad. Trampoline artists tumbled through the air in front of the statue of Brabant's world-famous painter Hieronymus Bosch. All of this was accompanied by Rob van Rijswijk and Jeroen Strijbos' compositions which played by the Brabant Jazz Orchestra acting as 21st century heralds. The choreography was by Pia Meuthen. The show closed with the Dutch singer/songwriter Guus Meeuwis as everyone joined in with his hit song Brabant.
Signal in Forum Lulii
During Mittelfest 2021 we will immerse the ancient town of Cividale del Friuli, Forum Lulii during Roman times, in sounds.
Another Green World
In collaboration with STRP and Unusual Suspects we present a one of kind sound walk through the beautiful estate De Wielewaal, together with artists James Zoo, Bram Stadhouders, Amy Root, Konduku and Mathilde Nobel.
From 20 till 22 Augustus 2021 we will participate in a special edition from Oranjewoud Festival.
Cryptic connects land and sea with sound in Signal-on-sea, a captivating, boundary-crossing coastal installation set against the transitioning sunset sky.