Benjamin Vandewalle & HYOID [BE]
cancelled - In the Sky I am Walking
15.01 – 16.01.2019
Due to productional reasons, this performance is postponed.
In the Sky I Am Walking (Am Himmel Wandere Ich). These are the first words of the song cycle Indianerlieder (1972) by Karlheinz Stockhausen, one of the most influential composers of the second half of the 20th century. The vocal ensemble HYOID and choreographer Benjamin Vandewalle are adapting this iconic but rarely performed work. They are creating a gesamtkunstwerk that aims to reveal the vitality and timelessness of Stockhausen’s music. They are abandoning the original scenography in order to place the audience at the very centre of the three-dimensional ritual. This choreography without dancers is a musical sensation that plays with perception. Sound, movement, and space take you back to the essence of Stockhausen’s composition: an exploration of sound vibrations.
• Benjamin Vandewalle – who has been an artist-in-residence at Kaaitheater since 2017 – constantly explores new perspectives and experiences. Productions such as Walking the Line, Birdwatching 4x4, and the installations Peri-Sphere and Inter-View have appeared on the Kaaitheater programme. Vocal ensemble Hyoid specializes in contemporary music and does not shy away from questioning traditional concert formats.
choreography Benjamin Vandewalle | singers Fabienne Seveillac, Åsa Olsson, Andreas Halling | lighting design Lucas Van Haesbroek | production HYOID | co-production Kaaitheater, Boulevard Festival | executive production Caravan Production