De Materie / ICE at the Park Avenue Armory

Date: March 30, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm

Visionary director Heiner Goebbels stages this monumental work in a highly-imaginative production that infuses the work’s journey through a sequence of non-narrative tableaus with stunning visual imagery to help convey its meaning, with references to Mondrian and Madame Curie as well as floating zeppelins and a flock of sheep. The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) under the direction of Peter Rundel takes on the sonically varied score, which serves as its own journey through eras and styles of music history from early Renaissance, to the jazz-tinged roaring 20s, to contemporary music of today. The vastness of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall is the perfect setting to fully realize this rarely-performed work, which premiered more than 25 years ago and only now makes its highly-anticipated North American stage premiere.

Composer: Louis Andriessen
Director: Heiner Goebbels
Stage and Lighting Designer: Klaus Gruenberg
International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)
Conductor: Peter Rundel

A production of the Ruhrtriennale – Festival of the Arts.
Adapted by Park Avenue Armory.

March 22 to March 30, 2016
Wade Thompson Drill Hall
Park Avenue Armory
New York
Tickets available here

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Posted on January 11, 2016 by erin

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