Korzo Zaal

The Carnival of Futuristic Animals

Artist Spaceship Ensemble
Duration 60 min

Futuristic animals and evolution in a musical nutshell

The Carnival of Futuristic Animals is a musical spectacle inspired by A treatise in evolution from one of Netherlands’ most iconic scientists: Dutch theoretical physicist and professor at Utrecht University, Gerard ’t Hooft.  

Throughout the years, Dr. ’t Hooft produced a series of drawings portraying futuristic creatures inspired by how animals might evolve. His fantastic drawings sparked the imagination of The Spaceship Ensemble to develop a music program that will be reminiscent of Le Carnaval des Animaux by Camille Saint-Saens; each movement of the piece portrays one of ’t Hooft’s creatures. They have shown this performance in Korzo before as a work-in-progress during Festival Dag in de Branding. Now they're bringing a complete version back to Korzo!


The Spaceship Ensemble, founded in The Hague in 2018, is an innovative contemporary music group. We are a diverse and explorative collective that brings a creative spark to the current music scene. The combination of our diverse backgrounds and instrumental expertise forms the core of our commitment to creating high-level music enriched with cultural and scientific themes. 

What sets The Spaceship Ensemble apart is our unique acoustic instrumentation, complemented by the regular use of synthesizers and custom-made electromechanical instruments. This combination produces an original sound, offering listeners a fresh contemporary music experience. 

Korzo Zaal

The Carnival of Futuristic Animals


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