Songs of war

Reflection about war with B'Rock and I Solisti del Vento directed by Wouter Van Looy.

Monteverdi's Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda and Heiner Goebbels' Songs of Wars I've seen are indictments of the absurdity of war. 

Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda is one of the iconic works from the Baroque period, the struggle between two lovers, the struggle between religions, a possible indictment of the absurdity of violence and extremism. The texts of Gertrude Stein are used by Goebbels in his indictment. It is a meditation on the effects of war on women, reflected by Gertrude Stein’s extracts from memoirs of life in Vichy (France) during World War II. The German composer Heiner Goebbels, inspired by her book, produced a theatrical composition, mainly performed by women.

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A production of Muziektheater Transparant in coproduction with B'Rock, I Solisti del Vento, Nieuwe Luxor Theater, Operadagen Rotterdam, Festival Herrenhausen Hannover and Muziekcentrum De Bijloke.

Location Dates Hour  
Concertgebouw Brugge (Brugge)
+32 50 47 69 99
www.concertgebouw.be
13/11/2013
20:00
 
deSingel Antwerpen (Antwerpen)
+32 3 248 28 28
www.desingel.be
15/11/2013
20:00
 
KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen (Hannover)
+49 (0) 511 | 168 33
www.kunstfestspieleherrenhausen.de
22/6/2014
19:00
 
Music: Claudio Monteverdi • Luciano Berio • Heiner Goebbels • Musical direction: Frank Agsteribbe • Marit StrindlundTesto: Dietrich Henschel • Clorinda: Claron McFaddenTancredi: Reinoud Van MechelenEnsembles: B'Rock Orchestra • I Solisti del Vento • Dramaturgy: Jef Lambrecht • Image: Daniel Demoustier • Set Design: Heiner Goebbels • Texts: Gertrude Stein • Torquato Tasso • Light | Video technique: Peter QuastersVideo montage: Youssef Chellak • Sound Engineering: Pieter Nys • Concept | Direction: Wouter Van Looy

TANCREDI E CLORINDA

music Claudio Monteverdi

text Torquato Tasso

conductor Wim Maeseele

director | video Wouter Van Looy

original footage Daniel Demoustier, et al.

dramaturgy Jef Lambrecht

light | video technique Peter Quasters

video montage Youssef Chellak

Testo  Dietrich Henschel

Clorinda Claron McFadden

Tancredi Reinoud Van Mechelen

costumes Johanna Trudzinksi

musical ensemble B’Rock

 

SEQUENZA PER VOCE

music Luciano Berio

director | video Wouter Van Looy

light | video technique Peter Quasters

Clorinda  Claron McFadden

costumes Johanna Trudzinksi

 

SONGS OF WARS I HAVE SEEN

music | concept | director Heiner Goebbels

text Gertrude Stein

conductor Marit Strindlund

director Wouter Van Looy

light Peter Quasters

sound engineer Pieter Nys

costumes Johanna Trudzinski

musical ensembles B’Rock en I Solisti del Vento