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Een Oresteia

Feb 24 2011

Oresteia is the second longest work by Iannis Xenakis, who set the tragic tale of Agamemnon, Clytemnestra and their son Orestes to music, loosely based on Aeschylus. Using a variety of vocal techniques and an impressive arsenal of percussion, the Greek-French composer added an incisively scored work to his name, on the cutting edge of the avant-garde and archaism. Xenakis has revised this music theatre work no less than four times. Besides the ever-present choir, a baritone solo sparkles in the definitive version, with vocal inflections that betray the influence of Japanese Noh and Kabuki theatre. This Dutch-Flemish co-production is rounded off with a première by Annelies van Parys, a former student at the Ghent Conservatoire, who likens her manner of composing to painting with colours in sound. 

Coproduction Vocaallab Nederland; Transparant, Antwerp; Concertgebouw Bruges. 

© Boosey & Hawkes, Londen / Albersen Verhuur B.V., ‘s-Gravenhage
Annelies Van Parys An Oresteia: Commissioned by Eduard van Beinum Stichting

 

Artists

ANNELIES VAN PARYS
An Oresteia 
IANNIS XENAKIS 
Oresteia

ASKO|SCHÖNBERG
ASKO KAMERKOOR
conductor
Alejo Pérez
Kassandra
Tiemo Wang 
Athena
Romain Bischoff 
soprano
Bauwien van der Meer 
mezzo soprano
Elsbeth Gerritsen
mezzo soprano/alto
Els Mondelaers 
percussion
Joey Marijs
direction
Caroline Petrick

 

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Feb. 24 2011

Thursday

20:15

Amsterdam

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ