“Jolifanto bambla ô falli bambla”: enveloped in a cardboard costume, Hugo Ball recites his poem ‘Karawane’ in Zurich’s Cabaret Voltaire, the birthplace of Dadaism. In 1917 the Dadaists watch from neutral Switzerland as the First World War lays waste to Europe. They respond to logic and reason, which they regard as partially responsible for this tragedy, with pure nonsense. A great many composers take inspiration from an identical stance. Fifty years on and it’s the same old story: whilst almost everyone comes to realise the pointlessness of the Vietnam War, composers eagerly make fun of the norm. According to Het Collectief, folly is now topical again. Its fourteen musicians bring you compositions in all shades of crazy. After all, the fool also speaks a wise word from time to time.