February 2 = Candlemas. No better day for the Nadar Ensemble to celebrate this festival of light and pancakes with four fascinating and enchanting compositions.
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 ‘paints’ light and sound, as it were, via his hands connected to wifi sensors. 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. Mátyás Wettl gives a totally new radical but playful interpretation of the Nocturne’s compositional form. No piano but 16 light switches guarantee a virtuoso playing of light and sound.