The Ghent Sint-Pietersabdij brings from 5 October an exhibition of sixty years of Dutch songs. ‘Long live the music! ” collects Dutch music of more than 200 artists from Belgium and the Netherlands.
The exhibition brings together all the notable tracks together in a major exhibition. “These are the songs we loudly sing,” says curator Jan Delvaux.
‘Songs that we choose for the great moments of life: a declaration of love, a first dance, a birth, a farewell. “Of Rocco Granata to Marco Borsato, Boudewijn De Groot to Lil’ Small, everyone has a Dutch number among his all-time favourites.”
Five researchers looked for more than a year, the collections of artists, museums, and private collectors. That way, they managed to of the key figures from all periods and across all genres of music around a variety of unique pieces on loan.
Months research work in the VRT-archive of images produced unique settings with time portraits. That are collected in an interactive setting.
The exhibition runs until 9 June 2019.