Efterklang & the Happy Hopeless Orchestra: ‘leaves – the Colour of Falling’ [concert Version of the Acclaimed Opera] / Ancienne Belgique, 10 mars 2017 20:00, Ancienne Belgique – AB
« Unique opera by an equally unique Danish collective »
‘De sfeer hield het midden tussen speels en ontregelend, tussen euforisch en intens, tussen kunst en camp, tussen subtiel en bombastisch. ‘Leaves’ gaf aan dat de operavorm zich leent tot méér dan Mozart of Puccini.’
(Focus Knack about ‘Leaves’)
Denmark’s Efterklang – a collective that has a close connection with AB – hates routine. So in ’14 they decided to put themselves on hold and to reinvent. The result? The band established an own radio station (‘The Lake’ or: according to them, ‘the anti-thesis of commercial radio’), a brand new band (Liima), and actually wrote an opera together with Danish composer Karsten Fundal.
It’s not the first time that Efterklang has ventured into the world of classical. We’re still impressed by their sold-out visit to AB in ’12, when the band worked with 20-member classical orchestra Sinfonia Rotterdam. But ‘Leaves’ goes a step further. Efterklang is augmented by eight musicians (including cello, harmonium, violin, …) and four vocalists (including a soprano & a contra tenor) whereby the border between pop and classical eventually becomes obscured.
The première of ‘Leaves’ took place in ’15 in an abandoned bomb shelter in Copenhagen that dates from the Cold War. It is the tale of prisoners that are subjected to dreadful medical experiments in order to develop a means of making eternal life possible.
Efterklang will bring this opera to life at AB in an impressive concert version.
CONCERT TICKET + CD/VINYL ‘Leaves’
November 4 will see the release of ‘Leaves – The Colour Of Falling’ on both CD and vinyl. In other words, you can get hold of the musical version now already in order to prepare well for the night itself. The album will then be sent to you by post (around the end of October).
Concert ticket: 23 euro (including booking costs and mobility contribution)
Concert ticket + CD: 42 euro (including booking costs and mobility contribution)
Concert ticket + vinyl: 49.50 (including booking costs and mobility contribution)
Lisbeth Balslev (soprano)
Morten Grove Frandsen (counter tenor)
Katinka Fogh Vindelev (soprano)
Nicolai Elsberg (bass)
Mads Brauer (electronics, Efterklang)
Rasmus Stolberg (bass, Efterklang)
Bjarke Mogensen (accordion)
Jenny Lüning (viola)
Marie Louise Lind (cello)
Josefine Opsahl (cello)
Ying-Hsueh Chen (percussion)
Sara Nigard Rosendal (percussion)
Michael Min Knudsen(organ)
With the SNCB/NMBS code on your concert ticket, you can order an e-train ticket for a return journey from anywhere in Belgium for only €9 on the day of the concert. All info & downloads: thetrain.be/ab
Thanks to the collaboration between AB and MIVB, you will find an Event Pass on every concert ticket that entitles you to make use of tram, bus and metro in Brussels on the day of the concert. All info:http://bit.ly/1VoPVvs