“Time is the substance of which I am made. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which mangles me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.”
– J.L. Borges
18 october 2009, Theater Kikker
Charles Curtis, Carol Robinson & Bruno Martinez
Eliane Radigue’s ‘Naldjorlak I, II, III’
The work of French composer Eliane Radigue is ﬁrst and foremost an exploration of the phenomenological reality of sound : the combination of matter, vibration and resonance which ultimately determines our experience of sound. She began to experiment with
electronic feedback in the 1950s, before discovering her medium of choice, the analogue ARP synthesizer. Since 2004 she has composed exclusively for acoustic instruments. ‘Naldjorlak I’, in which the hidden, complex sonority of the cello is fathomed, was developed
as a collaboration with renowned cellist Charles Curtis. For the following parts, she required the participation of basset-horn players Carole Robinson and Bruno Martinez. The result is a versatile and volatile sound world, which continuously balances on the verge of perception.
16-17 october 2009, Theater Kikker
9 Beet Stretch
There are few musical works that speak to the imagination as does Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. But although almost everyone in the
Western world can easily hum its melody, this classic composition has not yet given away all its secrets. This is demonstrated by Norwegian artist Leif Inge by digitally stretching out the piece to a length of 24 hours, unveiling its unknown and unheard dimensions.
A marathon performance which is sure to provide a peculiar perception of time. In the words of a participant: “I thought I was a ﬂy trapped in honey.”