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Combine: Meditative guitars + We cannot sleep

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12.30-13.30 Meditative guitars (TivoliVredenburg, Cloud Nine)

14.00-15.00 We cannot sleep (Theater Kikker)

Meditative guitars
Ensemble Klang has strong bonds with Gaudeamus – they are on the festival programme almost every year and played a quivering final concert in 2012 . They also have close ties with the nominees of the Gaudeamus Award 2017. Originally Ivan Vukosavljević wrote The Atlas Slave, his nominated work, especially for Klang for the Spring Festival 2016. Today they will once again perform this flowing piece, based upon Michelangelo’s “non-finito” sculptures. The ensemble has also worked with Ethan Braun on a number of occasions. When Braun was nominated, the idea arose to compose a new work for the ensemble. His work Discipline is also on the programme, a deceptively rectilinear, meditative piece, based on the tuning of the guitar in Joni Mitchells’ Woodstock.

We cannot sleep
You may remember composer and director Luke Deane from the 2015 opera production 3 Cars, in which radio-controlled cars played the leading role in a tragic love story. An exceptional production, which with this unusual combination managed to surprise fans and critics alike, and made a big impression on the audience during Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2015.

And now we have Luke Deane’s newest creation: We Cannot Sleep. A trail-blazing production that by means of virtual reality immerses the audience in the world of opera. We Cannot Sleep is about a unique relationship between a lady and a young girl who appears in her dreams. As time passes they grow ever fonder of each other, until the true identity of the young girl is revealed. From then on their virtual friendship is at odds with reality, and relations become strained.

During the opera you are provided with VR glasses. Are you ready for your very first Virtual Reality opera?

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