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Reaching Out

When sound is matter
Thursday, 15 September 2022
at 20:00

Never Ending Searching for Exact Vocal Expression and Nuances – this will make quite clear what the Ensemble is all about. Czech conductor Ondrej Adámek and Japanese composer Rino Murakami will present to their audience their common research, articulated in three pieces: Knock Earth Stone Dust and Schlafen Gut. Warm by Adámek, and Salmon Crossing by Murakami. The first composition has been inspired by Icelandic author Sjón’s poetry on the relationship between man and stone – the matter that has accompanied humankind since time immemorial in a number of different shapes. In Schlafen Gut. Warm, Adámek used letters written by his grandfather, secretly smuggled from the concentration camp in Theresienstadt, and postcards written by his great-grandmother a short time before her death in Auschwitz. In Salmon Crossing, Murakami develops on a real-life episode that took place in America in 2016: a breach in the levee of the Skokomish River caused salmon to end up on the highway, jumping and crawling as they desperately tried to get back on water. Voice, drums, and dance materialize the sound of the river flowing, cars braking, and fish struggling.

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