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A Dust in Time Asko|Schönberg

With A Dust in Time, the American-Chinese composer Huang Ruo wrote a meditative journey in which the strings of Asko|Schönberg never let go of each other on March 7 in the Muziekgebouw.

A Dust in Time Asko|Schönberg

Dates
Thu 7 Mar20:15 - 22:00
Location
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Piet Heinkade 1
1019 BR Amsterdam
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A Dust in Time: Musical Sand Mandala by Huang Ruo

Huang Ruo compares A Dust in Time to a Tibetan sand mandala: a complex figure meticulously crafted and then destroyed. The music grows from a single point to colourful fullness, then shrinks and disappears. Time seems to disappear. 

Reflection and Hope in Light and Sound

Huang Ruo drew inspiration from his own lockdown experiences and those of others. The crisis shrouded our lives in shadows, the composer felt. With A Dust in Time, he created an acoustic space ‘to reflect, mourn, and find inner peace and hope with’. Especially for the Muziekgebouw – one of his favourite concert halls in the world – he developed a version in which light plays an important role. The staging makes this a spatial total experience, during which the audience will be immersed in an interplay of music, light and time.

‘From a whisper-soft duet of cello and viola, a pulsating vision develops extremely slowly and, after an hour, dissolves just as slowly into nothingness again. Fascinating, and an impressive demonstration of concentration by the performers.’ (Trouw)

A production by Muziekgebouw Productiehuis.

A Dust in Time Asko|Schönberg

Dates
Thu 7 Mar20:15 - 22:00
Location
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Piet Heinkade 1
1019 BR Amsterdam
Contact