Thu, 21 May 2020 19:30
Elbphilharmonie Hamburg Kleiner Saal Not on Sale € 22.00 Further Information on Booking Tickets

ABGESAGT: Musik für das Ende

The concert programme of the Elbphilharmonie and the Laeiszhalle cannot go ahead as planned due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This event has had to be cancelled – it will not be rescheduled on an alternative date. Under the following link you can request a refund of your ticket price or expressly forgo the refund in support of the cultural scene: Information on ticket refunds and waiving refunds for cancelled events

The Canadian Claude Vivier was one of the most brilliant composers of the twentieth century – not only because of his terrific, goosebump-inducing music, but also because of his lifestyle and the circumstances of his death: while working on the piece »Glaubst Du an die Unsterblichkeit der Seele« (Do You Believe in the Immortality of the Soul), he was robbed and murdered by a 19-year-old prostitute in Paris in 1983. Death is also the theme of his »Musik für das Ende« (Music for the End) for 20 voices and percussion. The Canadian contemporary music ensemble Soundstreams now weaves a production around these two works, which sees Vivier physically resurrected. The intimate setting, in which the audience sits in a circle around a central stage, produces a particular intensity. The New York Times experienced a »shadowy, otherworldly rite, almost medieval in its soberly overlapping incantations«.

Performers

Ensemble Soundstreams

David Fallis musical director

Chris Abraham stage direction

Zack Russell playwright, assistant director

Judith Bowden stage design, costume design

Kimberly Purtell lighting design

Richard Feren sound design

Patrick Lavendar production

Programme

«Musik für das Ende»

Claude Vivier
Glaubst du an die Unsterblichkeit der Seele
Musik für das Ende

Promoter

HamburgMusik