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Islands


imaginary Islands, music and more

8 Dec 1 Apr 2023

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.

Richard Ayres

Islands - supported by Performing Arts Fund NL

Asko|Schönberg

Clark Rundell conductor
Nest: Wiesje Peels & Trijntje Keijser art staging

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Dec. 8

Thursday

20:15
Première

Amsterdam

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ

€29,50€37
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Apr. 1 2023

Saturday

20:15

Rotterdam

De Doelen – Jurriaanse Zaal

€10€34
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