Fluteoctet BlowUp! was established in the Netherlands by eight professional flautists in 2006. Its instrumental range is the equivalent of a string orchestra, from piccolo, c-flute, alto- and bassflute, down to the counterbass- and subcounterbassflute which create rich sonority and a firm harmonic foundation. Each member plays several instruments of the flute-family and all perform in a variety of orchestras and ensembles, perform recitals or as a soloist. Some members also teach and conduct (from Conservatory to Musicschool), are professional composer and/or music-arranger and musicprogrammer.
Several new compositions were written for Fluteoctet BlowUp! and many arrangements were made from Renaissance- to 20th century music.
In aug 2013 the opera An Enlightened Disciple of Darkness (Dominy Clements) had its succesfull première and performances at the Nargen Festival in Tallinn, Estonia (reprise 2018).
In march 2015 the cd French Summer Impressions will be released. In march 2015 the childrensbook (text Noor Kamerbeek) + cd (composition Dominy Clements) Matilda and little Fish (4-6) will be published. The theaterversion will be performed from 2015-16.
Fluteoctet BlowUp! likes to perform in alternative surroundings like factories, galleries, churches and outdoors, as well in conventional concert venues.