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Human <> Nature

For centuries, composers have been inspired by the beauty and power of nature. But does this music take on new meaning in times of climate change? In 'Human <> Nature', the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra offers a total musical experience.

Human <> Nature

Dates
Thu 20 Jun20:15 - 22:00
Location
Paradiso
Weteringschans 6-8
1017 SG Amsterdam
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In the middle of the room

Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons' is perhaps the best-known piece of music about nature. The Dutch Chamber Orchestra plays parts from this famous work during Human <> Nature, an intimate evening in Paradiso where the orchestra plays in the middle of the hall, with the audience close around it. In addition to the music, light, space, and the voice of poet Dean Bowen play an essential role, making the concert a total spatial experience.

Human experience

While Vivaldi focuses on the human experience of nature, various contemporary composers allow nature itself to be heard in their music. For example, the Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara gives the leading role to birds from around the Arctic Circle in 'Cantus Arcticus'. And David Fennessy's 'Hirta Rounds' refers to a remote island off the coast of Scotland. After humans withdrew from this island, nature was given free rein again.

For Human <> Nature, poet Dean Bowen wrote new poems and thoughts inspired by music.

Please note: the end time is an indication.

Human <> Nature

Dates
Thu 20 Jun20:15 - 22:00
Location
Paradiso
Weteringschans 6-8
1017 SG Amsterdam
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