Tickets £25 (£19 concession)
Enno Poppe conductor
Juliet Fraser soprano
Paul Jeukendrup sound design
Rebecca Saunders concept and direction of spatialisation
Rebecca Saunders Yes UK Premiere
The pioneering Ensemble Musikfabrik are a Cologne-based music group dedicated to discovering new and extraordinary methods of communication. Joined by renowned soprano Juliet Fraser and conductor Enno Poppe, they perform Rebecca Saunders’ new work Yes, a meditation on the ambiguities of language and expression. Inspired by the time-warping monologue that concludes James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses, it is a literally breathtaking piece of music, the ensemble responding to the inhales and exhales in Fraser’s vocal performance with fluid arrangements. The result is an ever-changing collage of music and theatre in which our preconceived notions of language are lost to time.
Produced by hcmf// and funded by Kunststiftung NRW as part of Campus Musikfabrik
This event will finish at approximately 8:15pm.
Photo: Ensemble Musikfabrik © Jonas Werner-Hohensee