On 7 February 1994, SPECTRA played the opening concert of the Week of Contemporary Music as the start of its first season. Exactly 25 years later, we look back on a quarter of a century of creations of new music.

Next to old ‘hits’ like De Laatste Hooivracht by Lucien Posman and Fivepenny bits and the seven beats’ itch by Frank Nuyts, partners in crime from the very start and former composition teachers at the Ghent Conservatory, SPECTRA performs some gems from the harvest of the latest lustrum: Stefano Gervasoni’s Gramigna and Frederik Neyrinck’s Gestalt VIII.
A new piece sprouting from the imagination of partner composer Mirek Coutigny completes this haystack.

MIRYconcertzaal and SPECTRA invite you to our anniversary concert!

Programme & credits


Frank Nuyts (°1957)
Fivepenny bits and the seven beats? itch... (1993)

Mirek Coutigny (°1992)
The Bigger Picture (2018)
, commissioned by SPECTRA

Frederik Neyrinck (°1985)
Gestalt VIII (2013)

Lucien Posman (°1952)
De Laatste Hooivracht (1994)

Stefano Gervasoni (°1962)
Gramigna (2015)


SPECTRA conducted by Filip Rathé
Luigi Gaggero, cimbalon


Thursday 07 February 2019, 20:00
Gent, conservatorium