music - Season 12/13
Tuned City Brussels is a project researching this relation between sound and space. Its program includes lectures, performances, walks, interventions, installations and concerts by more than 40 international speakers and artists. The opening night - a radio performance by Felicity Ford & Valeria Merlini followed by a walk with David Helbich, sets the tone for what the festival will present.
Het Theaterfestival 13 - De muziek in dit beeldende concert treedt in dialoog met de wereld van de gevierde cineast Nathalie Teirlinck. Haar filmbeelden intrigeren, bevreemden en nemen de toeschouwer mee in een apart universum. Kleine miniatuurvertellingen over excentrieke kinderen die als verschoppelingen opgroeien. Een schitterende driekoppige band bezingt de personages en hun lotgevallen.
In MCBTH, director Guy Cassiers continues his ‘anatomy of power’. Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s darkest plays. But Macbeth is also one of his most poetic, verbal and imaginative characters. Cassiers focuses on the figure of Macbeth and those closest to him. Music and song (by composer Dominique Pauwels) become co-players. The intense interaction of word, image and music reveals the cruel poetry of the play.
The performances and installations by Gisèle Vienne shift the boundaries between appearance and reality and so open ‘another’ world. In The Pyre it consists of a dancer and a boy, in a metropolis at night. Abstract dance, tableau vivant and theatrical narration to a fascinating soundscape by KTL (Stephen O’Malley and Peter Rehberg).
Drumming (1998) is undoubtedly one of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s most fascinating choreographic works: a dazzling dance set to a powerful score for percussion by Steve Reich, performed. The Ictus Ensemble bring this compelling score to life with breath-taking precision. Drumming is a stunning journey, a wave of pure dance and pure sound, a vortex of life energy.