Histoire du soldat inconnu at La Biennale di Venezia 2019 (IT) & Transit Festival (B)

6 Oct - La Biennale di Venezia 2019
Teatro Goldoni, Venice (IT)
20 Oct - Transit Festival
STUK, Leuven (B)

HERMESensemble - conducted by Koen Kessels -  is taking us on a journey to the boundaries between visual arts and contemporary music.

Composers: Wim Henderickx (Atlantic Wall , 2012), Annelies Van Parys (Histoire du Soldat Inconnu, 2008), Vykintas Baltakas (Neon Sea, 2019)

Italian première of HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT INCONNU (2008), a score by Annelies Van Parys. The music by Annelies Van Parys is a commentary to the film 'Histoire du soldat inconnu' (1932) by Henri Storck, a powerful protest against the obscenity and hypocrisy of militarism, based on the atmospheres inspired by the sequences and their sarcastic and aggressive editing, and sometimes relying on citations.

This concert program is also performed by HERMESensemble at Transit Festival in Leuven, conducted by Manoj Kamps.

HERMESensemble
Biennale Musica
Transit Festival