MINI-FESTIVAL: Almost Silence

Guy Livingston is curating a mini-festival of music and silence in The Hague in June 2021.

Guy Livingston

Featured artists are flutist Ned McGowan, poet Nafiss Nia, writer and radio-maker Aletta Becker, violinist Monica Germino, and pianist Saskia Lankhoorn. Concerts will take place mostly in The Hague, in June. See the menu above for details. Each event will feature musical or poetic themes of loss, disappearance, absence, calm, and quiet.

June 13

“Almost Silence”, a piano concert by Guy Livingston in a secret courtyard of The Hague.

June 18

Poetry of Nafiss Nia, with flutist Ned McGowan and pianist Guy Livingston. PLUS “Future Silence” with artists from HKU.

June 19

Lost“, a reflection in words and music on the Pied Piper of Hamelin with theater-maker Aletta Becker and pianist Guy Livingston.


Music and Silence“, a piano recital by Saskia Lankhoorn.


The Silence in Between” with Monica Germino and her whisperviolin; and Guy Livingston on clavichord (postponed).

These performances are made possible by a grant from the Fonds for Performing Arts (FPK).