EVENT | Earth Diver | 23 MAY 2018

MUZIEKGEBOUW AAN 't IJ | Piet Heinkade 1, 1019 BR Amsterdam (NL) |

23 MAY 2018 | 19:00 |

23 MAY 2018 | 20:30 |


Muziektheater Transparant, Earth Diver, 2018

How do we respond to the global crisis? Philosopher Peter Sloterdijk exhorts us to change our lives ourselves, without the help of god. Slavoj Zizek compares the way we think and act to a grieving process: from denial to anger to acceptance. In ‘Earth Diver’, Wouter Van Looy wants to delve deep into these moods and link philosophical thoughts together with music, literature and visuals.


In times of plague and war, the works of Heinrich Schütz gave a religious meaning to suffering and promised immortality. Nikolaus Brass responds with new choral compositions. Vocal artist Phil Minton articulates the interior monologue of writer Paul Verrept about our view of the world and our own actions. Wim Catrysse’s images cast a sinister and visionary eye over a society in the final stage of industry.


Production: Muziektheater Transparant and ChorWerk Ruhr.

Co-production: Opera Dagen Rotterdam, MAfestival, Ruhrtriennale, B’Rock Orchestra and Escautville. With the support of the Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds (VAF).


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