April 5, 2024
20:00 pm
Project Arts Centre
Dublin, Ireland

Light Music

Simon Steen-Andersen, Thierry de Mey, Serge Verstockt

Nadar Ensemble (Belgium) return to Music Current Festival with programme centred on light (and darkness). In Drie, Serge Verstockt switches off all visual stimuli to clear the path for primal instinctive listening. Through the lighting and blowing out of matches, a surprising and tactile sound sculpture emerges. Simon Steen-Andersen, with his arrangement of Schlummert ein from Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantata ‘Ich habe genuch‘, literally extinguishes the light and movingly depicts Bach’s ‘lullaby of eternal sleep’. In Light Music by Thierry De Mey (also known from Musique de table), a soloist connected to Wi-Fi sensors seems to ‘paint’ light and sound, as if conjuring sound from the darkness.

Light Music
Schlummert ein