music - Season 14/15
Four dirty, down and out, androgynous cowboys adopt the ritual poses from the Western genre. Gradually their actions come to resemble an odd kind of dance. Screening of a new film by the Danish artist Joachim Koester, with a live concert by Miles Whittaker (Demdike Stare).
From 2000 to 2005 Walter Hus composed his 24 Preludes and Fugues: six for solo piano and eighteen for two pianos. He played them at the Kaaistudios, together with the American pianist and composer Frederic Rzewski. Now, almost ten years later, Hus and Rzewski will be performing a selection from Hus’ Preludes and Fugues and Rzewski’s Winsboro Cotton Mill Blues.
The new project by Hans Petter Dahl and Anna Sophia Bonnema is a study of rhythm and expression, a journey in which a live drummer fires up three performers. A celebration of life results in an enumeration that cuts right through everything, in the realisation that we have to take our leave. We are living in a time when there is ‘an epidemic of things’.
Two young men, one rich, the other middle class, are in love with the same woman. However, their priorities change soon enough: with the outbreak of the First World War, they both decide to sign up with the US Airforce. Wings (1927) combines a romantic plot with impressive images of air battles from WWI.
WOTH is the first creation by Liesa Van der Aa, actress with Toneelhuis and musician. She sought and found inspiration in an ancient Egyptian ritual: after death the heart of the deceased is weighed on scales counterbalanced by the feather of truth. WOTH is an overwhelming musical performance for nine musicians, enhanced by video and animation on stage.