imaginary Islands, music and more
Wouldn’t it be useful, in times of global uncertainty, to have a DIY kit for building a dream island? Composer Richard Ayres offers a solution in Islands: a spectacular virtual atlas of places you can visit in safety.
With artists from a range of disciplines, Ayres maps out the culture and nature of his dream islands. Welcome aboard for a planet-friendly, stimulating world tour.
A child of the Atlantic (Cornish) coast, Ayres zoomed around the seven seas all night long on his imaginary bed-cum-boat. His childhood memories were reawakened recently by a particular book – the Atlas of Remote Islands, by German author Judith Schalansky. In 2018, Ayres wrote the mesmerising multimedia production The Garden for Asko|Schönberg, which was also presented in the Muziekgebouw.
In cooperation with Breda Photo and Nest.