In staging the choir Ghent Singers as a moving sculpture, Felix Kindermann‘s Choir Piece questions our relationship with the term togetherness, mirroring today‘s Zeitgeist along with its societal distortions.
In staging the choir Ghent Singers as a moving sculpture, Felix Kindermann‘s Choir Piece questions our relationship with the term togetherness, mirroring today‘s Zeitgeist along with its societal distortions. Through rearrangement, fragmentation, and techniques of acoustic distortion, the work creates a feeling of alienation, destabilizing the interrelated appearance and effect of the choir as a familiar cultural asset, blurring the lines which are dissolved through the play with essential opposites like harmony and disharmony, the individual and the collective.American composer Natalie Dietterich’s commissioned score „Composition for Se- parated Musicians” applies Kindermann‘s far reaching intervention on the coherent structure of the ensemble, such that its harmony remains in tact. Using Kindermann‘s text, her composition allows for a permanent spatial modulation of the singers, whilst staying connected via acoustic set pieces, despite their actual spatial modulation. As the sound of the voices fills the volume of the museum, the themes of separation and connection are translated into choreographic movements that play out over the entire exhibition space.Concept and text by Felix Kindermann Composition for Separated Musicians by Natalie Dietterich, commissioned by Felix Kindermann Choreography by Felix Kindermann & Ivan Cheng Performed by Ghent Singers Sopranos: Juliette Allen, Marion Bouwens, Jolien De Gent, Charlotte Schoeters Alto’s: Estelle Lefort, Anna Nuytten, Sonia Sheridan Jacquelin, Paúl Sojo Tenors: Henk Pringels, Timo Tembuyser, Leander Van Gijsegem, Ivan Yohan Bassen: Andrés Soler Castano, Wouter Vande Ginste, Pieter Coene, Mark Trigg , Noah Thys- Free entrance with exhibition ticket