Time to say goodbye - 01/05

No Song of the Earth

World premiere

In Time to say goodbye a team of five musicians tries to prepare for a possible farewell from earth. Is it really time to say goodbye? If so, why don't the feelings match the seriousness of the situation? Why are the tears not flowing? Is there something wrong with the farewell ceremony? Or is it perhaps time to get re-grounded?

Gustav Mahler's "Abschied" from "Das Lied von der Erde", electromagnetic sounds by Marta Zapparoli, funeral marches and concrete sounds of the planet are the ingredients for fresh musical compost. With the help of tools such as antennas and contact speakers, the performers stretch out their feelers as far as possible into the macro- and microscopic, searching for new perspectives and appropriate emotions. Amidst old postcards, rotting flowers, sunsets and drinking songs, perhaps a farewell will be celebrated that no one actually wanted to celebrate. However: Cheers!

Thorbjörn Björnsson – direction, performance
Julia Marx – text, dramaturgy
Evi Filippou – percussions, performance
Jone Bolibar Núñez – clarinet, performance
Grégoire Simon – viola, electronics, performance
Marta Zapparoli – sound design, electromagnetic sounds, performance

A production by Björnsson/Marx in coproduction with Flanders Festival Mechelen.

The project was supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste and by Musikfonds e.V. with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.

20:30 — 22:00

Nona arts centre - old hall
Begijnenstraat 19


30 % climate change
20% goodbye
30% hope
20% compost

Kunstencentrum nona

In partnership with
Kunstencentrum nona

16 euro (-26: 12 euro)