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