Tenso Days Mechelen
17 May 2014
DR Vokalensemblet, Latvias Radio Koris, RIAS Kammerchor
conducted by Olof Boman, Sigvards Kļava, Hans-Christoph Rademann

Belgian composer Joris Blanckaert has written Grotesque, a work for three choirs that was premiered by RIAS Kammerchor, DR Vokalensemblet and Latvijas Radio Koris on 17 May 2014, during Tenso Days Mechelen (BE). In this composition he uses three poems written during WWI by English soldiers:
Grotesque – Frederic Manning
Watching the Dark – Ivor Gurney
The assault – Robert Nichols
Sound recordings and interviews with Joris can be found on his site.