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Notes by a disappearing world

Laurens Collegium
  • Sun 2 Oct ’22
    20:15
    Grote Zaal
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Climate change: a term that sounds quite innocent – ‘change’. While visiting the Dutch island of Vlieland, writer and philosopher Eva Meijer remarked that nature doesn’t merely changes, but disappears. She wrote a book in this, ‘Notes by a disappearing world’. Meijers texts are the starting point for atmospheric choir music, performed by a large choir and a minimalist ensemble. Birth of man as well as texts from the Quran, a prayer from the native American Ute tribe and the above mentioned texts by Meijer are put to music by Rotterdam based composer Aart Strootman. For a moment, we stand still and view a world that is disappearing.

programme

Ešenvalds Earth Touch Me Quiet | Copland In The Beginning | Vasks Plainscapes | De Leeuw Prière | Strootman Miniaturen bij een wereld die verdwijnt (world premiere)

credits

Laurens Collegium | Wiecher Mandemaker conductor | Joseph Puglia violin | Maya Fridman cello | Laura Trompetter marimba | Aart Strootman baritone guitar | Eva Meijer text