Ugly Pug is a multi-national trio of blockflutes, viola da gamba and harpsichord, devoted to the performance of new music. The centrepiece of this new programme is Crossroads by Wilma Pistorius, a brand new composition with a flexible form. The programme sees Ugly Pug reaching for new heights in musical diversity by juxtaposing the polarities of atonal and tonal, harsh and lyrical, improvised and predetermined, ugly and beautiful.
The concert series Ambigu provides a stage for lesser-known and more rarely heard very early as well as brand new music. This is music that is ambiguous in mentality and spirit, and often falls outside the mainstream of early and contemporary music programming.
The concerts of Ambigu take place at the Museum 't Kromhout, a former ship engine factory at the centre of Amsterdam - an out-of-the-ordinary location with a robust and industrial sphere that goes beyond a conventional concert environment.