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Metamorphosis. That is the crux of Song Cycle, Convulsions of Time by the Colombian-Dutch composer and sound artist Natalia Domínguez Rangel. Everything slowly changes sound and colour under the voice of Charlotte Riedijk. The songs are settings of texts by Tania Theodorou with the unpredictability of change as a subject. Fascinated by how something new can come from a mating of two things, the composer has slowly pressed the music together in this song cycle. For this she found inspiration in the wonderful timbre of Riedijk’s voice, for whom she has written before. Or, describing Riedijk’s voice in her own words: “effortlessly powerful, but with the soft gleam of the Milky Way’s band of stars in a clear night sky.”

In 2015-2016, Dag in de Branding will spotlight a new generation of composers and performers. We proudly introduce Natalia Domínguez Rangel, conductor Christian Karlsen and violinist Jo Puglia.

composition Natalia Domínguez Rangel | soprano Charlotte Riedijk  | accordion Krassimir Sterev | double bass Dario Calderone | electronics, toy theremin Natalia Domínguez Rangel | text Tania Theodorou | dramaturgical adviser Martin Butler | project manager Rutger van Otterloo | graphic design Céline Wouters

http://www.korzo.nl/en/productions/dag-de-branding-song-cycle

http://nataliadominguezrangel.com/songcycle/

Sat 3 Oct 2015 | 17:30 World premiere
Dag in de Branding, Korzo, The Hague (NL)

31 October 2015
Sounds of Music festival, Groningen (NL)

Sat 7 Nov 2015 | 14:00
November Music, Den Bosch (NL)

Mon 23 Nov 2015 | 19:00
Société de Musique Contemporaine Lausanne, Lausanne (CH)

Mon 7 Dec 2015
Ostade A’dam, Amsterdam (NL)

Sun 20 Dec 2015 | 16:00
Zaal van Eek, Eindhoven (NL)

 

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