Albert Quesada

Wagner & Ligeti

Wagner & Ligeti
Wagner & Ligeti

12.12 – 13.12.2013

This will be a piece about the understanding of orchestral music, its repetitions, structures and the play with time. For Wagner & Ligeti, Albert Quesada will use Wagner's overture to Tannhauser, one of the clearest pieces of ‘narrative’ instrumental music in the western canon, and in contrast with this György Ligeti’s 1967 piece Lontano, with which Ligeti sought to undo notions of musical hierarchy.

A group of dancers will guide the audience through a listening experience, and rhythmically conduct the sound with their actions. The rhythm of their abstract movement in synchrony or asynchrony with the music will create the narrative.


concept Albert Quesada | by and with Marcus Baldemar, Eleanor Campbell, Federica Porello, Mireia de Querol, Albert Quesada, Zoltán Vakulya | sound design Christian Francois | music Tannhäuser’s ouverture by Wagner and Lontano van Ligeti | light tbc | costumes Albert Quesada | illustrations Gosia Machon | musical advise Jan Vandenhouwe | texts JS Rafaeli | production Albert Quesada / Klein Verzet | coproduction workspacebrussels (Life Long Burning), Charleroi Danses, Kunstencentrum BUDA, PACT Zollverein (Départs) | support de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, de Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, The Culture Programme of the European Union | in association with wp Zimmer, TAKT/ Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, Kunstencentrum Monty