A live installation in which the spectator allows himself to be led through the aisles of a majestic church, surrounded by immersive video projections, contemporary sound constructions and sublime early polyphony.
Song of Songs is a protest song. Passionate, contradictory and full of sensuality: the Old Testament Song of Songs is one of the most beautiful and enigmatic love songs ever written. Down the ages, numerous authorities have tried in vain to explain this book and to claim it. It is the poetic articulation of a foreign woman who, driven by love, dared to defy the law and the commandments. Canticum Canticorum is a live installation in which the spectator allows himself to be led through the aisles of a majestic church, surrounded by immersive video projections, contemporary sound constructions and sublime early polyphony.
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Muziektheater Transparant, ChampdAction and Collegium Vocale Gent.
Coproduction: Operadagen Rotterdam, deSingel and De Bijloke Gent. Thanks to Marc Vanrunxt, Etienne Guilloteau, Fedor Teunisse, Middelheimmuseum, The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerpen, Decap Herentals.
Artistic direction | Concept | Mucic | Visuals: Serge Verstockt
• Dramaturgy: Tobias Kokkelmans
• Actress: Alexandra Oppo
• Choir: Collegium Vocale Gent
Amelia Berridge • Chiyuki Okamura • Magdalena Podkoscielna • Countertenors:
Marnix De Cat • Bart Uvyn • Tenors:
Olivier Coiffet • Stephan Gähler • Peter Di Toro • Johannes Gaubitz • Bassus:
Julian Millan • Felix Rumpf • Stefan Drexmeier • Ensemble: ChampdAction
• Tuba | Tibetan horn:
Berlinde Deman • Japanese percussion:
Tsubasa Hori • Double bass | Harp | Gamba | Synthesizer:
Ann Eysermans • Organ:
Iris Eysermans • E-drums | E-bass | Synthesizer:
Ko Kowalsky • Mix video | Keyboards:
Benjamin Van Esser • Preparation Collegium Vocale Gent :
Marnix De Cat