On Saturday, September 19, 2020, Wim Mertens will appear at Technopolis City of Athens as part of "Inescapable Tour 2020" which marks the 40th anniversary of his music career (1980-2020).
The Belgian composer Wim Mertens is an international recording and performing artist who has given countless concerts as a soloist and with his ensemble, all over Europe, North and Central America, Japan, Thailand and in Russia. He initially studied at the Conservatory of Brussels and graduated in political and social sciences at the K.U. Leuven and Musicology at the R.U. Gent.
His early landmark albums are Vergessen and Struggle for Pleasure (1982), including Close Cover, still one of his classics. In 1998, Mertens became the Cultural Ambassador of Flanders.
Since 1980, Mertens has composed pieces in different formats, from short, accessible songs or Lieder to magnanimous and complex three- and four-part cycles, and for different settings: from solo piano to chamber music ensembles and symphony orchestra. He often writes for unusual instrumentations: twelve piccolos, ten bass trombones, thirteen clarinets. Since his recording debut in 1980, titled For Amusement Only, an electronic composition for pinball machines, Wim Mertens has released more than 65 albums. Wim Mertens will appear at Technopolis as part of "Inescapable Tour 2020" which marks the 40th anniversary of his music career (1980-2020).
22€ - 27.5€ - 33€
• online: www.viva.gr
• By phone: at 11876
• Points of sale: Reload, Wind Stores, Euripidis Bookstores, Yoleni's Center (Solonos 9) and Viva Spot Technopolis (inside the Technopolis area).