The Brussels chamber music group Het Collectief can be said to be unique. Working consistently from a solid nucleus of five musicians, the group has created an intriguing and idiosyncratic sound, achieved by an unfamiliar mix of strings, wind instruments and piano.
As regards repertoire, Het Collectief returns to the Second Viennese School, the roots of modernism. Starting from this solid basis, Het Collectief explores important twentieth-century repertoire, including the very latest experimental trends. In addition to this, they create a furore with daring crossovers between the contemporary and the traditional repertoire, and with adaptations of ancient music.