‘A paradise built in hell’ will be performed at Tuesday evening 19.30h in Korzo.
This performance is the result of a huge collaboration that already started in November. Students from the composition department, students from the Royal Academy for Visual Arts and the Ensemble Klang were working together on a so-called ‘Mixed Media Opera’.
From November on the creators met weekly to give shape to the theme: ‘the relationship between man and nature’.
Germán, one of the composers felt like there was a good connection in the group:
‘Things came naturally, we had to understand that we didn’t have to push anything, and give everyone space to do what they could do best’
One of the biggest challenges was, that the visual artists wanted to get inspired by the music. They had to wait for the composers to finish their notes and work with an electronic representation of the pieces.
According to Germán everything started to come together in the last three weeks. In the beginning this was still a bit difficult. The 14 students split up in four smaller groups during the writing process. This led to four completely different scenes. That was where the director came in, and together they were able to create a whole out of it.
The theme of this spring festival is ‘collaboration’. This project is THE example of collaborating composers. You are not only working together with the artists of your team, but also with the other composers, the director and the ensemble.
Germán: ‘You care for the whole thing, not just for your own music’
And that’s maybe how so many people can work together. They are all striving towards the same goal: An amazing performance.