- 15–16 may 2018, Small Stage.
- 1 hour, no interval.
- Set design, Generation Kill
- Marieke Berensen
- Business manager
- Rebecca Diependaele
- Flute & game controller
- Katrien Gaelens
- Yves Goemaere
- Wannes Gonnissen
- Cello & Artistic direction
- Pieter Matthynssens
- Frederik Croene
- Production manager
- Thomas Moore
- Artistic direction
- Stefan Prins
- Clarinet, game-controller
- Dries Tack
Tickets SEK 150. Photo in page header by Anna van Kooij.
Nadar Ensemble: Doppelgänger
There will be an introduction to the performance at 7pm, and the performance begins at 8pm.
Nadar Ensemble is a Belgian ensemble founded in 2006 by a group of young musicians who share a burning interest in contemporary music. The ensemble has eventually become one of Europe's most sought after and has played at most major European festivals. Levande Musik in collaboration with Göteborgs Kammarmusikförening have invited the ensemble to give its first concert in Sweden at Gothenburg Opera's Small Stage, where we will hear the program Doppelgänger with music by Michael Beil, Simon Steen-Andersen, Serge Verstockt and Stefan Prins. Doppelgänger is a program where musicians investigate the correlation between the auditory and the visual; between music, sounds and pictures.
In his 1900 short film l’Homme Orchestre, movie pioneer Georges Méliès managed to conjure up six doppelgängers of himself, thanks to meticulous preparation and hours of montage work. With today’s technology, we can (virtually) double ourselves easily. We chat with friends from other continents via Skype, while we check into our favorite bar on Facebook. Meanwhile, we effortlessly maintain several versions of our identity; from our Tinder or LinkedIn profiles to the actual, tangible person our loved ones know.
In Doppelgänger, Nadar presents a multi-layered musical and visual discourse, with avatars as main characters. Whereas the pieces by Simon Steen-Andersen and Serge Verstockt set a magic atmosphere, Stefan Prins leads us to the dark side of the wondrous technology with his Generation Kill – offspring 1. Finally, Exit to Enter by Michael Beil comprises three simultaneous media on stage: an ensemble of musicians at the right side, two performers on swiveling stools at the center and four adjacent video screenings, at the left side. Michael Beil chares about the work that: “Exit to Enter is the apogee in a series of compositions with live video, one that reached the saturation point (verging on overload) of fully scripted, live video.”
Georges Méliès: L’Homme Orchestre (1900)
Simon Steen-Andersen: Study for string instrument #1 (2007)
Serge Verstockt: A la Recherche de temps I for clarinet, audio and video playback (1995)
Simon Steen-Andersen: Study for string instrument #3 for cello and video (2011)
Stefan Prins: Generation Kill - offspring 1 for cello, percussion, 2 game-controller performers, 2 video-projections and live electronics (2012)
Marx Brothers: Mirror Scene from Duck Soup (1933)
Michael Beil: Exit to Enter for ensemble, audio and live video (2013)
The video for A la Recherche du Temps was produced by ChampdAction in 2016. Video and sound: Serge Verstockt & Istvan Leel-össy. Video art: Koen TheysNadar is supported by the Flemish Government and the City of Sint-Niklaas
The performance is a collaboration between Levande Musik, Göteborgs kammarmusikförening and the Gothenburg Opera.