Monday, 28 October 2013

Autumn Festival in Flanders

The Transit Festival of contemporary music in Leuven, Flanders, is one of my favourite destinations. A packed weekend of music and talks – there’s almost no time to eat!

In between events I enjoyed the wonderful medieval town, bathed in autumn sunlight. Its town hall is one of the most impressive gothic buildings in Europe.

I heard lots of fabulous new pieces and performers, including an excellent new commission from Bernhard Lang based on Boris Karloff’s Dracula films and incorporating bits of their soundtracks – fun, but also tough and challenging. Today I’m writing up a review of the weekend for Tempo

More details at Transit’s website 


  1. The Town Hall looks like a fairytale castle. And how excellent to attend a festival where there is no time to eat - it's generally one of the DISadvantages of a festival - too much food, and much time to enjoy it!

  2. It's one of the most attractive medieval towns I know and it's just as well that there isn't too much time to eat, because it's also packed with excellent restaurants!