Revue Blanche is a vocal/instrumental chamber music ensemble with an unusual and richly coloured combination of soprano, viola, harp and flute. Begun in 2010, the ensemble has made rapid strides winning the VRT-Klara Young Talent Award in 2013, the YAMaward in 2016 and recording their very well received disc ‘Shelter’.
The ensemble was named ‘Revue Blanche’, after the French art and literary magazine published at the end of the 19th century. White is the sum of the entire colour spectrum and hints at the idea of the blank canvas, anxiously waiting for opinions and reflections to be written upon it. This influential idea segues smoothly into the aesthetics this ensemble focuses on, resulting in an ongoing search for interesting repertoire. High quality arrangements emphasize the diverse colours of the different instruments.
Revue Blanche has performed in major concert halls such as Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ Amsterdam, Temppeliaukion kirkko Helsinki, Nordea concert hall Tallinn, Opéra de Lille, Bozar Brussels, Flagey Brussels, Concertgebouw Bruges, deSingel Antwerp and De Bijloke Ghent. They were also invited by Klarafestival, Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Schiermonnikoog, Big Bang Festival and Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
It is clear that the ensemble’s ambitions are wide-ranging. Revue Blanche is not only a chamber music ensemble but is open to other contemporary art forms. It also produces multidisciplinary programmes fusing visual arts, dance, literature and electronic music. This hybrid approach leads to a unique way of experiencing various artistic tendencies of our musical heritage.