"Young choral talent proves: Live and online can co-exist very well" ★★★★☆ – NRC

How do we come together when we are physically apart? NKK NXT 20/21 – Immix designed a performance that will be breaking boundaries between personal presence and digital distance, in a search for the future of choral music. To be viewed either live in the Paardenkathedraal in Utrecht or online via livestream, the singers construct and deconstruct language, sound and different realities, blending the digital world with the physical space and mirroring a real life on the screen.

BLOOM is the performance from which Immix Vocal Ensemble emerged. With support and mentoring from the traineeship program of the Netherlands Chamber Choir, they produced this show themselves, created the hybrid performance concept and gathered a team of talented young professionals.

The ensemble commissioned Icelandic composer Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir to make choir material that would connect already existing compositions in our vision. Director Stijn Dijkema translated our concept to a live experience that would also work for our digital audience, together with Charlie Feld who facilitated the livestream and the dynamic camerawork.

Click here to watch the recording of the live stream.


Music: Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir, Se Enkhbayar, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Erik Bergman, Ruben Grevelink, Jobbe Hoebink & Jesse van der Wel, ⁠James MacMillan en William Byrd

Direction: Stijn Dijkema
Camera: Charlie Feld
Sounds: Sander van der Werff
Lights: Mart Hielema

Concept, singing and acting:
Phoebe Kirrage
Julie Hasfjord
Ariel Sin Yu Lee
Emma Nelson
Merel Wentink
Jesse van der Wel
Jobbe Hoebink
Ruben Grevelink
Sebastiaan Ammerlaan

Linde Dorenbos photography
Eason Lam