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Pluto-ensemble - COSMIC 7

Tue 30.11.2021
Hour: 20:30

The Pluto ensemble conducted by Marnix De Cat performs cosmic polyphony from Josquin to Lassus, under a dazzling starry sky produced by digital video artist Jaak De Digitale.

The Greek philosopher Pythagoras argued that the universe produced a single inaudible symphony – the ‘harmony of the spheres’ or ‘musica universalis’. The distances between planets corresponded to musical intervals, i.e. an octave (2/1), a fifth (3/2), quarter (4/3), etc. In the minds of the ancient Greeks, the universe and music were composed of the same building blocks. Just as planets in the cosmos would elicit a polyphonic (inaudible to us) symphony of sound, so on Earth (in the West) there was an explosion of melodies ‘sounding together’ within the span of a few centuries, evolving into the mode now known as ‘polyphony’. This phenomenon reached its peak in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.

Pluto-Ensemble © Yves Gervais
Pluto-Ensemble © Yves Gervais




In COSMIC 7, the Pluto ensemble conducted by Marnix De Cat performs polyphonic works by Orlandus Lassus, Mathieu Gascogne and (birthday boy!) Josquin des Prez, among others, that will tickle your ears with improvisations. Four singers, a serpent, and a synthesizer will immerse you in heavenly sounds. 360° projections of a dazzling starry sky by video artist Jaak De Digitale add cosmic allure.


  • Lieselot De Wilde: soprano
  • Marnix De Cat: alto, synthesizer & artistic direction
  • Adriaan De Koster: tenor
  • Arnout Malfliet: bass
  • Berlinde Deman: serpent
  • Jaak De Digitale: visuals


Live concert with 360° visuals at 8:30 p.m. (45min.).

Seated concert with closed doors. Don’t be late; latecomers will be denied entry.


Available online!


  • Standard: €18
  • Discounted with KU Leuven Culture Card & STUK card: €14

Covid Safe Ticket required

A Covid Safe Ticket (CST) and valid ID are required to access the BANG! Dome and the BANG! Planetarium Music Festival. Find out more about the CST.

A face mask is mandatory during the shows.


The dome is accessible for wheelchair users.
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  • Extra tickets might be made available once the festival has started, depending on the specific setup of the venue. Keep an eye on our website and socials.
  • If a show is sold out, you can also try the evening waiting list. On the evening of shows, there are sometimes empty seats (when people don't show up unexpectedly, for instance). We try to fill these with 'laissez-passers', a last-minute ticket. If you want us to put you on that waiting list, please drop by the Dome Reception from 19:00 onwards on the evening of the show. A ticket is not guaranteed, but it's worth the try!


Naamsestraat 96
3000 Leuven
+ 32 (0)16 32 03 00


Combine this with BANG! 360° Videos: Victor De Roo & Lewi Moors / Fatima Al Qadiri & Transforma

> 7 p.m. (30 min.)
> Tickets: € 5