Ambigu #3: Ugly Pug

Ambigu #3: Ugly Pug
Crossroads – where opposites meet, mingle and play

Friday 17 April 2020 | Museum ‘t Kromhout
Doors open 19:30
Showtime 20:00
Tickets 5€ on the door

Juho Myllylä | blockflutes, electric guitar, electronics
Miron Andres | viola da gamba
Wesley Shen | harpsichord

Ugly Pug is a multi-national trio of blockflutes, viola da gamba and harpsichord, devoted to the performance of new music. The centrepiece of this new programme is Crossroads by Wilma Pistorius, a brand new composition with a flexible form. The programme sees Ugly Pug reaching for new heights in musical diversity by juxtaposing the polarities of atonal and tonal, harsh and lyrical, improvised and predetermined, ugly and beautiful.

The concert series Ambigu provides a stage for lesser-known and more rarely heard very early as well as brand new music. This is music that is ambiguous in mentality and spirit, and often falls outside the mainstream of early and contemporary music programming.
The concerts of Ambigu take place at the Museum ‘t Kromhout, a former ship engine factory at the centre of Amsterdam – an out-of-the-ordinary location with a robust and industrial sphere that goes beyond a conventional concert environment.
With the ambiguity characteristic of both early and new music regardless of the centuries in between as a point of departure, Ambigu acts as an accessible platform for experimentation, new approaches and concepts for the artists and concertgoers alike.Ambigu is an initiative of Stichting Musica Ambigua, a new foundation set up to support early and new ambiguous music. Ambigu is made possible with support from Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.