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Begehren
Desire
Music theatre by Beat Furrer after texts by Cesare Pavese, Günter Eich, Ovid and Vergil

ensemble recherche Vokalensemble NOVA
Dirigent: Beat Furrer
Sopran: Petra Hoffmann

steirischer herbst (organizer)
Schauspielhaus Graz (location)

Concert première   5. 10. 2001, 8.30 p.m.
Further performances   7. 10. 2001, 11.30 a.m.
Duration   90' (no break)


In his latest composition, Beat Furrer follows the enigmatic and tortuous paths of the Orpheus myth, attempting to fill the gaps and hollows that have evolved around these episodes from the twilight of history with the expressive strength and innovative, reinterpreting power of New Music. A man and a woman are separated/united in search of the utopia of the "High Pair". "He" tries to find out from his history, guided and moved by the feeling that: I was Orpheus. Hesitantly and slowly "she" steps as if from out of her own shadow that was once perhaps Eurydice. But there is no real encounter, nor is self-encounter allowed. Furrer’s Orpheus metamorphoses are variations on the forbidden look, this one and only wrong movement, as we know with fatal consequences. From various perspectives, the piece orbits, mirrors and reflects the broken myth again and again. Furrer’s sound horizons cancel out the moment, focussing time and history. Thus, "Begehren" becomes a kind of shorthand of myths, a music of fate, in which it is not really granted to anyone to escape the spell. The search for the other condition ends in solitude redoubled.


Credits:
Credits


Koproduktion
steirischer herbst
Ruhr-Triennale


Koproduktion
steirischer herbst
Ruhr-Triennale


Detail:

> Wolfgang Hofer: Zwischen Wiederholung und Wendung

> Peter Oswald: Musiktheater als existenzielle Recherche


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Tickets:
ats 30 - 310 / euro 2.18 - 22.53, reduced ats 30 - 155 / euro 2.18 - 11.26"

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Mit Unterstützung von:
Österreich 1  | Pro Helvetia  | Die Steiermärkische  | Kanton Schaffhausen  |

ensemble recherche. Foto:Bernhard Strauss
[ensemble recherche. Foto:Bernhard Strauss]
Vokalensemble nova. Foto:Kurt Hörbst
[Vokalensemble nova. Foto:Kurt Hörbst]
Portrait:Beat Furrer
[Portrait:Beat Furrer]