S.S. Belgenland

 

Revue Ravage

 

Terms of
Embarrassment

 

FES ft.
Ernst Reijseger

 

Boat & Berg

 

R.I.P. Funeral songs

 

HEARSEE

 

FES with John Watts

 

Answer Songs

 

Zilke

 

Modernski

 

FES meets Jimi Tenor

 

The Oyster Princess

 

FES ft. Uri Caine

 

Heliogabal

 

The Armstrong Mutations

 

Minoes

 

Larf

 

CONTINUOUS REPERTOIRE

Answer Songs

 

On April 14th 2012 it will be exactly 100 years ago that the sinking of the Titanic occurred. The sinking of the Titanic has become a part of the collective memory, appeals to everybody’s imagination and has reached an iconic status. The sinking of the Titanic has become the almost universal metaphor for the human hubris. ‘The Titanic is unsinkable, sinking unthinkable’. We know better now, even though we seem to have learned nothing, as the metaphor now turns from the ship to the iceberg, melting slowly but decisively.
In the first part, FES plays a new composition by Peter Vermeersch for soprano (Rolande Van der Paal) and orchestra, on texts by Josse De Pauw. The public will hear the story of the iceberg through the voice of the singer, singing of her own fate.

 

 

text Josse de Pauw

music Peter Vermeersch

 

artists

Flat Earth Society
Rolande van der Paal (soprano)
Josse De Pauw (speaker)
Greta Goiris (costume of the iceberg)
Gert Dooreman (text projection)

 

Length: ca. 50'

 

Boat & Berg is a coproduction between Bonk vzw, deSingel, Antwerp and LOD | muziektheater.

 

 

Subsequently, and as a slow sinking epilogue, Champ d’Action brings the legendary ‘Sinking of the Titanic’ by Gavin Bryars: originally written as a conceptual work, it soon became the prototype of Bryars’ elegiac meditations.

 

 

 

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Past dates

1 February 2013
C-mine cultuurcentrum, Genk, Belgium

28 September 2012
Vooruit, Ghent, Belgium, Festival van Vlaanderen

1 September 2012

Zeeland Nazomer Festival, The Netherlands

31 August 2012

Zeeland Nazomer Festival, The Netherlands

30 August 2012

Zeeland Nazomer Festival, The Netherlands

25 August 2012

Zeeland Nazomer Festival, The Netherlands

24 August 2012

Zeeland Nazomer Festival, The Netherlands

16 May 2012
Concertgebouw Bruges, Belgium

14 April 2012
De Singel, Antwerp, Belgium (première)