A young person stuck in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, is reading what’s left from an old diary: remembering/re-learning his/her own life story. A sonic collage, performed by Angie Hui (percussion), Ilze Ikse (flutes), Myrto Loulaki (voice) and Neil Georgeson (piano), inspired by the personal stories of refugees on life-threatening journeys of unknown length and destination.
As building material for the project, we use/adapt a number of Franz Schubert’s lieders from the song-cycle ‘Winterreise’, and notions from Samuel Beckett’s works (Ohio Impromptu, Krapp’s Last Tape). Blending with the above, we are featuring (existing and newly created) compositions by Lucy Callen, Gregory Emfietzis, Christopher Fox, Daniel Figols, Scott McLaughlin, Ruta Vitkauskaite.
Picture: Issam Kourbaj’s artwork Dark Water, Burning World