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Christoph Sebastian/Ruhrtriennale 2022

Ich geh unter lauter Schatten

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What defines life more than the thought of its finality? The small step across the threshold at the end – in truth an eternity. In his final work „Quatre chants pour franchir le seuil”, which translates into „Four Songs that Cross the Boundary” composer Gérard Grisey initially sends the angels across the threshold, followed by civilization, the voice and ultimately humankind. In his last composition, „Do You Believe in the Eternal Life of the Soul?”, Claude Vivier stares the end of his life straight into the eye and sketches out concisely what happened shortly thereafter. It is as if death had already moved into life. In the music theatre creation „Ich geh unter lauter Schatten” under the direction of Elisabeth Stöppler, paired with musical director Peter Rundel – four women follow the path of transition. They open the doors to related spiritual and sound worlds by Giacinto Scelsi and Iannis Xenakis and allow an inkling of the metaphysical presence in earthly life to shine through.

 

French, German with German and English captions.

Duration
1 hour 40 minutes
Web
www.ruhrtriennale.de/en/programme/ich-geh-unter-lauter-schatten/56 https://www.ruhrtriennale.de/en/programme/ich-geh-unter-lauter-schatten/56
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Staff

Direction
Elisabeth Stöppler
Musical direction
Peter Rundel

Author / Composer

Composer
Giacinto Scelsi
Gérard Grisey
Iannis Xenakis
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