City Maps

For the project City Maps, clarinet player and composer Steven Kamperman wrote a series of pieces that together form a portrait of the modern city. Titles like Grand Boulevard, Cathedral, Dance Hall, Central Station and The Bridge can all be found on city maps. Together with Gent’s trumpet player Bart Maris, guitarist Jorrit Westerhof (Rotterdam), double bass player Dion Nijland (Utrecht) and film artist Henrietta Müller (Rotterdam), Kamperman takes the audience on an adventurous journey through an imaginary city. [Read & listen further below the photo]

The concrete jungle is dynamic, energetic, here and there overwhelmingly large, elsewhere moving with unexpected glimpses on picturesque corners. The poetic and colourful scenes of the city are filmed in co-operation with young filmer Henrietta Muller and projected live in dialogue with the music on two screens, surrounding the audience.

Steven Kamperman • alto & b-flat clarinet, drums, compositions; Bart Maris • trumpet, piccolo trumpet; Jorrit Westerhof • guitar; Dion Nijland • double bass

(Under) The bridge

The Mall


Dance Hall


(Rockin’ at the) Harbour

Photo Allard Willemse